Three laws worth knowing

Goodhart's law

When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

Finally, a law that explains what happened to resumés.

Cheops' Law

Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.

Yesterday, I saw a Tweet that I regret not having the prescience to save. It went something like this,

“I didn’t expect to be on the Forbes 30 under 30 list announced today and I’m proud to report I was not named! Thank you all for your support!”

God bless that funny person, whoever she is.

It's good to have a sense of humor about your work and your body of work a.k.a your career.

Law of Parsimony

Also known as Occam's Razor:

The simplest explanation is usually the right one.

Believe it or not most interviewers, clients, customers are looking for the simplest explanation.

The more true sign of mastery, knowledge and expertise is someone who simplifies complicated things, not the reverse.


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