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Mar 1, 2014
Does the PHB also manage Amy's Baking Company? It explains a lot. Chef Ramsay repeatedly tries to teach muttonhead restaurateurs to have a simple but attractive selection on their menus.
Mar 1, 2014
Sociologists have shown that humans max out on about 7-12 novel and meaningful choices before they have to employ some sort of heuristics to reduce a larger set down to around this number. What's more, the process of pre-elimination choices demotivates the selector more than just giving them a smaller selection in the first place.

So as counter-intuitive as it seems, you as a carpenter/on-demand gourmet chef/requirements engineer/etc. are better off showing a stakeholder a small but rich set of options rather than giving them a huge catalog and offering to do anything out of it.
Mar 1, 2014
Funny he thinks that, considering he has been in one for his entire career.

"the effects of misinformation and ignorance on the mental and physical well being of an engineering staff". They were out of apes at the time so they hired him to conduct the test.
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Mar 1, 2014

No problems this side of the pond. I guess that Mordac, the Preventer of Information Services, is just practising on you. (He moonlights for NSA and GCHQ, of course)
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Mar 1, 2014
Clearly the boss has forgotten what he said on 3 July 2010, 11 Jan 2003, and in particular 15 August 2001 (when he showed he knew about double-blind tests). But then, as he said on 23 February 2006, "I don't bother remembering things I can write down."
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