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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Is Heinlein Quote Day #42

From Time Enough for Love on learning to be forehanded:
Anyone can see a forest fire. Skill lies in sniffing the first smoke.

- Robert A. Heinlein
Ever know enough about your job, car, plane or boat that you get that "vibe" that tells you something "bad" is about to erupt? That's why we have strategic planners peering off into the future and making all those contingency plans.

If everything happens "unexpectedly" you are not very good at your job.

1 comment:

  1. I spent 10 years driving over the road for the USPS. Quite often, I could feel the road conditions through the driver's seat, sensing with my sit upon, as it were