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Over- versus Under-Planning

My wife and I have been arguing recently about my family’s tendancy to over-plan.  The Trick way does tend to have plans with lots of contingencies, which perhaps a reason operations research appeals to me.  The Weyers (my wife Ilona’s surname) approach is a little more … take it as things come.

The Think-OR blog has a wonderful OR joke that pretty well summarizes how us over-planners work.  I think it is instructive that both Ilona and I think that the story vindicates our chosen position.

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  1. Dawen @ ThinkOR.org | February 1, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mike,

    So what’s for breakfast tomorrow at the Trick family? 😉

    Dawen

  2. Michael Trick | February 2, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Roast cardinal! (a joke that only works for those who follow the Super Bowl, and remember that I live in Pittsburgh)