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  1. Roscoe Arbuckle

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    Not sure who Senator is.

    The amount of times I trolled this site when I was perma-banned? I'd always out myself because it was no fun with people not knowing it was me. If I was using a second account, you'd know by now.
     
  2. Buck Turgidson

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    I like(d?) my Phillips cordless trimmer but now I can't find the damn cord to recharge it.

    So I still haven't shaved since February. I did try though.
     
  3. King1

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    Braun 9290 is good. Fun fact if you're not scared of a barber shop Sports Clips will do your beard and goatee for $7. I was hesitant at first but they do a solid job
     
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    I believe you. Say anything about Fatty but don't say he's deceitful.

    @Senator 's prose is very similar to yours.
     
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    I haven't watched the video, because I just want to drop in my thoughts about "hard work," one of my least favorite generalist phrases ever. Ok, actually now that I've looked it up, the quote uses the phrase "do your best" which is not quite the same, but probably overlaps 90% in a most people's Venn diagram of the two.

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    (By the way, Deming is the guy that introduced the Japanese to statistical quality control, and is often credited as one of the biggest factors to the Japanese rapid rebuilding and subsequent dominance in manufacturing after the war.)

    Anyway, I have worked with my fair share of people that "do their best" or "work hard." It has often been associated with what I can only presume is a cultural-based rearing focused on creating a hard work ethic but also equating "doing your best" and "hard work" with doing exactly what you're told by your superiors and never questioning that. And if you have superiors that see you "working hard" like a busy bee, that is often more pleasing to the eye of poor managers than the guy that says "we're going down the wrong path" or "this is going to take more thought" or, God forbid, something that intimates that their boss is wrong. As has been discussed, failing upwards and other illogical, unfair things happen all the time due to ego and myopia and impulsiveness in business.

    Let me tell you something. I have seen tens of millions of dollars utterly destroyed by people "working hard" and "doing their best" without knowing what to do as Deming puts it. And I would give my right nut to go back in time and tell all these people to just sit on their ass and do nothing all day rather than "working hard." Yeah, I'll trade a nut for not having the actual PTSD of 12 years of trying to undo that type of "hard work" with correct work.
     
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  6. TWS1986

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    Senator is a racist troll.
     
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  7. IBTL

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    yeah deming is the guy that the pmi pmbok guys likes to have on their list ...that and venn diagrams, pareto, and more..it all gets a bit hazy.

    the video is aight its pretty short.
    i believe it to be correct i think you will like it based on your post
     
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    I can assure you, I'm not racist. But these days I suppose all liberals think that way...
     
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  10. Ubiquitin

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    Senator is Dei.
     
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  11. TWS1986

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    My. Man.
     
  12. TWS1986

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    I didn't say you were Senator, did I?
     
  13. Buck Turgidson

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    I did come up with. "Meh."
     

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