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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Over-Optimized

If the right 20% effort gets you 80% of the result, what does 80% effort get you?

If it’s a piece of metal twisted back and forth, you can get two pieces, disassembled.

If you are navigating a big enough ship into a wharf, you can get a mobile wharf…just before beachfront parking.

I am reading that if your immune system doesn’t have enough real work, it can over-optimize your body, creating auto-immune diseases.

And as Dan Hurley chronicles, the cure could be eating some parasite eggs to stop the over-optimizing and give your immune system something real to work on. 

Two under-appreciated metrics of  project communication are How Much? and When?

Please leave comments of your best over-optimization experience.


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