Sep 6, 2009

Sunday Silliness - Incompetence

When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't do.


  1. but if you're the boss, you can always throw more money at it!

  2. Love the picture! And yes, I have seen incompetence and it often does seem to result in some frenzied scrambling....

  3. There are three good rules all incompetents should follow beside doubling their efforts.

    1. Redesign the way you do the thing you can't do.

    2. Surround yourself with people who tell you how good you are at doing the thing you can't do.

    3. Rise to a position of authority so you can instruct others at how to do the thing the way you do it so that they can become just as incompetent as you.

    Follow those rules and successful incompetence is assured.


  4. LOL~ I love it....Linda in rainy Washington state

  5. I totally agree. Climbing that ladder with a unique attitude to strive to learn reaches success! Anyone can learn a skill if you put your mind to it.

  6. Hi Ken,
    Yes, indeed ... a little incompetance goes a long way! BTW: I really hope you weren't offended by my last post. I was just reporting what actually happened: A lady in a clown suit said she was in the "clown army" and she was protesting against nuclear power. But all of that was just a coincidence. If anything, I was criticizing the rally itself because it seemed so odd ... no cohesive message, just a bunch of people in costumes crowding around the Brandenburg gate.

  7. Yep, that's what the Peter Principle is all about!

  8. Love it, I should post this at work!


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