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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Stop trying to climb Mount Everest with one leg.....LOL
     
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    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Mr Gates should hire my 9 year old.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Or a heap of adolescents - nut don't expect to get anything done before noon
     
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    Wierd.
    Did he actually say that or is this just another fact on the internet?
     
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    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    I doubt he would have said it. If he did, he was probably just making a point.
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I can see the meaning behind this. Lazy as in looking for simplicity, short cuts.

    He does not mean apathy or non ambitious.
     
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    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Just like me... I started automating reporting when I could see it was not being done efficiently....

    Automating helps minimise manual errors and helps gets the reports delivered quicker too.

    Automation can put you out of work but then you have you have time to potentially do more interesting things or get made redundant.... or you can make it so fancy that nobody else knows how to fix it if it breaks and they need to get you back in as a consultant (my suggestion is though, make your automated solution as straightforward if you can, nobody likes to support a complex system with little logical documentation (well, I don't anyway)).

    Ps. Always remember, google is your friend... you will find the answers there most of the time if you just care to look!
     
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    yes he did say this
     
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    I think also working smarter
     
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    The sentiment is very true, simplicity trumps complexity everytime. Too often people seem to like making things harder than they need to be, there is no shame in trying to find simple solutions to problems.
     
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    I get the whole light hearted message of trying not to overcomplicate things, however I think the whole utilising 'lazy' people as a means to accomplish this is in reality - nonsense.

    For me, I want to work with the best, smartest, most creative, experienced, proactive and driven people on my projects - or as close to that as possible.
     
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    It's sexist.
    "Because, "he" will find an easy way to do it".
    "They" would have been a better choice. Just to keep it PC on your PC on PC.
     
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    Yeah, I remember that 1 female in the whole class when I was studying programming.
     
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    So "she" could have been lazy too? Just so there's gender equality. :p
     
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    She did look pretty lazy. Would be easy to get the nerds to do her assignments for her.
    But this was in the days before hot nerd chicks ;)
     
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    Can we keep Trump out of this?

    Trump's complexity is an oxymoron anyway.
     
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    As long as the new solution is indeed simpler....Sorta like dispensing with folks who sell you a ticket on a bus or a tram, or at the train station - so you can implement an expensive, complicated (for the uneducated) and no easier to use automated ticketing system (Myki)...which costs a fortune to set up, costs many jobs, but then have to reemploy a small percentage of those jobs to help the uneducated folks to use the new system? o_O
     
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    What about the 80%/20% rule??
    The 80/20 Rule of Time Management: Stop Wasting Your Time
     
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    You're half right.