Murphy's Law


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Murphy's Law

An adage stating, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Murphy's Law is used in business because of the inherent unpredictability of risk.
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MBO plans never worked because they failed to take into consideration Murphy's Law.
A very courageous decision was taken, a couple of series back, to take Murphy's Law to the dark side and it was the right decision.
Even NASA's Mercury astronauts recognized Murphy's Law in 1962 in a Navy training film.
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In really, running an enterprise is complicated, and Murphy's Law rears its head quite regularly.
Murphy's Law says that if it can go wrong, it will.
In a classic case of Murphy's Law, whatever could go wrong did and Roger arrived at Cannes late, with no chance of getting his Web site launched in time for the festival.
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