Thursday, March 08, 2007

Quotes about problem-solving

I was reminded this week of the importance of ensuring that project unknowns be dealt with so that they become known as early in a project as possible. That led me to the first quote below, which sparked a search for some other quotes to place on my desk to remind me of what's really important.

“Things do not get better by being left alone. Unless they are adjusted, they explode with a shattering detonation.”
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Politician

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Author

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Scientist

“An expert problem solver must be endowed with two incompatible qualities, a restless imagination and a patient pertinacity.”
Howard W. Eves (1911-2004) Mathematician

“Beer. Now there's a temporary solution.”
Dan Castellaneta (1958-) Actor

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