links for 2008-08-13

14 August, 2008

  • Short but interesting piece on the fallacy of planning. At the moment I’m reading “the Black Swan” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. He also raises an interesting point: mistakes in planning are generally exponential. For example, if a project is late by 3 days it will need another 10 to finish. If it is not finished by then it will take another month, etc, etc. A bit rephrased he says: “Every day takes you closer to death but farther [from project completion]”

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