Tuesday, July 6, 2010

On Peter's Laws

I have written about the ten commandments of the intrapreneuring, here is something in the same spirit that I came across recently (though it is not new), the Peter's laws (not to be confused with the Peter principle), though they look as a piece of humor, they are indeed quite serious, some of them look to me as if I have written them myself (items 5, 7, 9, 10 in the list below - for example). If you can not read the picture below - here it is again in text form (though they are not totally identical). Enjoy!

  1. If anything can go wrong, Fix it! (To hell with Murphy!)
  2. When given a choice -- Take both!
  3. Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
  4. Start at the top and work your way up.
  5. Do it by the book...but be the author!
  6. When forced to compromise, ask for more.
  7. If you can't beat them, join them, and then beat them.
  8. If it's worth doing, it's got to be done right now.
  9. If you can't win, change the rules.
  10. If you can't change the rules, ignore them.
  11. When faced without a challenge, make one.
  12. "No" simply means begin again at the next highest level.
  13. Don't walk when you can run.
  14. Bureaucracy is a challenge to the be conquered with a righteous attitude, an intolerance for stupidity, and bulldozer when necessary.
  15. When in doubt: THINK!
  16. Patience is a virtue but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.
  17. The squeaky wheel gets replaced.
  18. The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.

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