Quote of the Day — Thomas Sowell

“Of course everything “works” by sufficiently low standards, and everything “fails” by sufficiently high standards.”

From: The […]

Quote of the Day — Neils Bohr

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.”

From: The […]

Quote of the Day — William Blake

“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more […]

Project Controls is the Basis of Project Management

Here are 11 activities that contribute to that goal [planning work and controlling cost] on the non-technical side of the project. The odd numbering system will be revealed at the end

1. Define the deliverables – what does the customer want? Do we know this at a level of detail so we and the customer will recognize it when it […]

Questions to Ask Before You Buy

To avoid making purchases I’ll only regret later, I created a list of 14 questions I ask myself before I buy. They’re designed to cut through the consumer noise and get at the true value of the item or the true motivation behind purchasing behavior. The questions don’t fit every buying situation, but they work most […]

How to Calculate Effect Size Statistics

There are many effect size statistics for ANOVA and regression, and as you may have noticed, journal editors are now requiring you include one.

Unfortunately, the one your editor wants or is the one most appropriate to your research may not be the one your software makes available (SPSS, for example, reports Partial Eta Squared only, although […]

General Douglas MacArthur’s Principles of Leadership

Do I heckle my subordinates or strengthen and encourage them?
Do I use moral courage in getting rid of subordinates who have proven themselves beyond doubt to be unfit?
Have I done all in my power by encouragement, incentive and spur to salvage the weak and erring?
Do I know by NAME and CHARACTER […]

A Process Framework for Increasing the Probability of Project Success

A Process Framework for Increasing the Probability of Project Success

The processes needed to increase the probability of a project’s success include:

The cost estimates for the project and the basis of estimate for those costs. The customer wants to know how much the product or service will cost
A Work Breakdown Structure describing the products and their components […]

Cory Doctorow's Writer's Guidelines

Locus Online Features: Cory Doctorow: Writing in the Age of Distraction

The single worst piece of writing advice I ever got was to stay away from the Internet because it would only waste my time and wouldn’t help my writing. This advice was wrong creatively, professionally, artistically, and personally, but I know where the writer who doled […]