A heartening thought, from a senior colleague:

There's no problem that can't be solved with three phone calls.

Unfortunately, for any nontrivial problem it takes a lifetime of experience to know who to call, to find out who else to call, to identify who finally to call who can solve it!

(cf. SixWhoKnow (23 Mar 2000), StagesOfWork (28 Jul 2001), ...)

TopicOrganizations - TopicHumor - 2005-08-21

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