The 10 Rules of Bureaucracy

1. Preserve thyself.  

2. It is easier to fix the blame than to fix the problem.  

3. A penny saved is an oversight. 

4. Information  deteriorates upward. 

5. The first 90 percent of the task takes 90 percent of  the time; the last 10 percent takes the other 90 percent. 

6. Experience is  what you get just after you need it. 

7. For any given large,  complex, hard-to-understand, expensive problem, there exists at least  one short, simple, easy, cheap wrong answer. 

8. Anything that  can be changed will be, until time runs out. 

. To err is human;  to shrug is civil service. 

10. There’s never enough time to do  it right, but there’s always enough time to do it over. 

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  1. Do you sell these framed?

    Comment by tbone — 4.21.2009 @ 4:51 pm

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