Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

August 25, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:14 PM

“We can do a few things very well or we can do a great many things poorly. There is no middle ground. Long ago [we] developed the concept of main and supporting efforts, as well as mission essential tasks. If we would employ these concepts, everything would not be a priority, and unit focus would not shift from day to day. Movement is not necessarily progress, nor is constant re-organization.”

From a letter regarding “Today’s US Army”, but oh so applicable to certain projects I’ve worked on…


  1. What is the corresponding situation in IDF?
    I am curious to know whether the situation in today’s IDF is similar.

    Comment by tddpirate — August 25, 2005 @ 1:07 PM | Reply

    • Re: What is the corresponding situation in IDF?
      Interesting question. I have no idea.
      Also interesting is that this letter is from 2001. I wonder if the situations has improved or deteriorated since.

      Comment by mulix — August 25, 2005 @ 1:10 PM | Reply

  2. This is too familiar for comfort.
    I also indentified with the sentiment that too much risk aversion leads to no progress. In MMS this is getting worse by the day.
    I’ve been trying to implement LDAP replication for the past month, it was already tested in staging enviroment but it is always too risky to put in production. The fact that being without replication isn’t exactly safe is throughly ignored.

    Comment by shapirac — August 25, 2005 @ 1:48 PM | Reply

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