Tuesday, 17 March 2009

sometimes I wonder if I should dismount

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 with 2 comments
21 Corporate Things to Do With a Dead Horse: "Tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. In business, however, it seems that we often try other strategies with dead horses, including the following":
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Saying things like "This is the way we always have ridden this horse."
4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
6. Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.
7. Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse.
8. Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.
9. Comparing the state of dead horses in today's environment.
10. Change the requirements declaring that "This horse is not dead."
11. Hire contractors to ride the dead horse.
12. Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.
13. Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat."
14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
15. Do a Cost Analysis Study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.
16. Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster.
17. Declare the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead.
18. Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.
19. Revisit the performance requirements for horses.
20. Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.
21. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.
- found at http://www.runningforums.com/. But I think they in turn stole it from http://blog.peoplecomm.org/article/riding-a-death-horse

Monday training saw a few people away and busy with a variety of activities; recovering from 6 foot track, returning from the Coldplay concert, busy at the cricket, away on a holiday, or perhaps just "resting"; but we who were here participated in a really great new session; twenty minutes of relays on a new course which proved to be so good we will repeat the session, or similar, again next week. Make the most of daylight saving! Join us! You will really enjoy it!
Present were Alan, Caroline, Christopher, me, Joel, Neil, Rae, Rohan, Yelena & Yili.
After the relay we ran some attrition hill sprints: the last three standing placed 1. Joel, 2. Rohan, and 3. Christopher.

Watching runners from my office
CJ - wishing you a quick recovery from the six foot track; next run, Canberra marathon!

Entries for the Canberra Marathon close this Friday! Anyone who hasn't yet entered (and wants to, of course!) should enter now at http://www.canberramarathon.com.au/


  1. Where I work the bosses like #13.

    What?! Tim and Bronwyn missed the hill sprint final?

  2. Thanks speedygeoff - I am recovering from SFT and went for my first run today. And I have entered Canberra marathon #8.