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Lacombe's rule of interest
The probability that something good will happen is either 15-25% or 80-90%.
In the region from 40 to 60%, an answer of 50% can be satisfied.
Kayman's Sixth Law
If you're trying to predict the macroeconomic impact of a politician's economic decree, don't believe what he says. Watch what he does.
Nothing is impossible for a person who does not need to do it himself.
Weinberg's second law
If builders built houses the way programmers write programs, the first woodpecker to fly would destroy civilization.
An expert is any person not from our city.
An expert should be someone who believes that the work will take a very long time and will be very expensive.
Guess three times in a row and you will earn an expert reputation.
Indecision is the basis of flexibility.
Never pose a problem for which you do not know the solution.
Set tasks for which only you have a solution.
The conclusion is the place in the text where you are tired of thinking.
Fagin's past prediction rule
Hindsight is an exact science.
The first rule of history
History does not repeat itself - it is historians who repeat each other.
Dunlap's laws of physics
1. Fact is a solidified opinion.
2. Under the influence of high temperatures and pressures, facts soften.
3. Truth is elastic.
If in doubt about the forecast, say that this trend will continue in the next period.
If you are in a mess, fog up.
Hawkins theory of progress
Progress does not consist in replacing a wrong theory with a correct one, but in replacing a wrong theory with a wrong one, but refined.
To complicate is simple, to simplify is difficult.
Entrust the solution of a difficult task to a lazy employee - he will find an easier way.
Any great idea has a flaw equal to or greater than the greatness of that idea.
Do not discern malice in something that can be explained by stupidity.