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Murphy’s Eighth Corollary

Murphy’s Eighth Corollary

Every solution breeds new problems.

We’re all too familiar with Mr. Murphy and his oh so positive thinking (that’s sarcasm for those who didn’t pick up on it).

One of my colleagues this morning threw a crumpled up piece of paper at me (meant in a truly endearing fashion) with the above quote on it.

Businesses are constantly growing creating solutions to problems, and thus constantly creating new problems — which in an innovative | supportive | [insert other positive adjectives here] environment advocates continued growth. ((WHOAH, that’s a lot of circular action|reaction going on!))


For now, I want to leave everyone with the simple thoughts of how solutions create problems, and how problems hopefully create solutions, with neither being the beginning nor the end (TAKE THAT Egg vs Chicken debaters!)

to be a part of turning
problems into solutions


Once a problem is identified
Offer a solution
(and while it may not work, you may need to “Fail to Succeed”)

Key to Success: We all know the problem, try to avoid constantly bringing it up, offer solutions in any way you can!


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