Expertise



Weber’s definition.

An expert is a person who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about absolutely nothing.

The law of Gummidge.

The less a person knows, the more of his statements are understandable to the general public.


Dunn’s law.

Beautiful rhetoric is often strewn with ambiguities.

Epson’s instructions.

The easiest way to test how much a person is proficient in a particular field is to know if he can win several bets related to that area in succession.

Weinberg’s corollary.

A specialist is a person who avoids small mistakes, inevitably moving towards a major oversight.

The Law of Potter.

The number of quarrels arranged for any object is inversely proportional to its true value.

The Ross Law.

Never say that a statement is important, as long as you have not done it yet.

The rule of the emergency exit.

Always leave a free space in your plans so that in case of failure put an explanation of what happened.

The law of innovative ideas of Clark.

Each innovative idea – in science, politics, art and elsewhere – causes three stages of reaction. They can be summarized as follows:

1. This is impossible. And do not take my time!

2. It can be very much, but it’s not worth it.

3. I always said that it was a beautiful thought.

The Law of Blau.

An established technology tends to be more popular than the new one.

Cowen’s law.

In reality, only the name that has been linked to the facts, and not the facts themselves, matters.

The Fitz-Gibbon Act.

The quality of child rearing is inversely proportional to the number of nannies employed by it. This proportion is also true for creativity.

Bart’s division.

There are two types of people: those that divide people into two types, and those that do not divide them.

Law of the Ruhnomok.

There are four types of people:

1. Those who quietly sit idly by.

2. Those who say that you need to sit quietly with folded arms.

3. Those who do something.


4. Those who say that you need to do something.

The eighth law of Levi.

No genius can save a person from unnecessary attention to detail.

The Ninth Law of Levi.

Random choice is the privilege of the Lord alone.

The Law of the Sagal.

A man with one watch knows exactly what time it is. A man with two hours is never sure.



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