The Law of Strawberry Jam: As long as it has lumps, you can
never spread it too thin.
The Mercenary Maxim: One of the best ways
to lose lots of money is to do something only for the money.
Personal Pointer: Whenever you believe that a subject has nothing for you,
it probably has something for you.
The Golden Lock: I'd like to
learn something new, but what I already know pays too well.
When you stop learning new things, it's time to move on.
Theorem of Middlemen: Negotiating the heck out of a deal with middlemen is
unlikely to improve your situation, because they're professionals and you're an
The Happy Theorem: Regardless of the agency's cut, if you're
unhappy, they're impoverished.
The Ultimately Dismal Theorem: If
you don't know what you want, you're not very likely to get it.
Law: When action grows unprofitable, gather information. When information
grows unprofitable, sleep.
The Detective's First Rule: When you're
looking for problems, don't be mesmerized by the first one you find.
Nedlog Rule: As they do unto others, they will eventually do unto you.
The Goody Goody Guide: If you must have everyone like you, get out of the
Monica's Marvelous Mirror: Negotiating a contract
is a marvelous opportunity for both parties to take a good look at themselves.
Law of Auto Repair: The part requiring the most consistent repair or replacement
will be housed in the most inaccessible location.
The Heart Test:
If you don't care about them or their problems, don't consult for them.
Life Law: Better to live succeeding than to die trying.
Heart Test: If someone requires you to die trying to help them, you don't
want to help them.