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Be a Good Marketer and Learn Murphy's Law.

Sep 16th 2010 at 7:23 PM

Hi Healthsmart Here
Ever hear of Murphy's Law.
That is a simple saying that says "If anything can go wrong it will"
Being a good Marketer involves a little knowledge about Murphys Law. How come? Simply put expect the unexpected. Instead of going head first into a business idea have a look at the possibility that it is not a good business and probably something may go wrong. Look out for some of these wise observations and thoughts Be a good Marketer
Definition of Murphy's Law

If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong Murphy's law:
(Sometimes known as the 4th law of Thermodynamics).

I have traced Murphy's law back to a Captain Edward A. Murphy, an American engineer at Muroc, California (later named Edwards Air Force Base). In 1949 he was working on a project to test the effects of sudden braking. Time after time his machinery failed, exasperated he said of his technician, 'If there is any way to do it wrong, he'll find it.' John Paul Stapp picked up on Murphy's phrase and used at a press conference.

As with any good idea, Murphy's Law can be adapted and extended.

1st Amendment
If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.

2nd Amendment
If you realize that there are three possible ways in which something can go wrong, and cover them all, then a fourth, unprepared for way, will miraculously appear out of thin air.

3rd Amendment
When something breaks, the parts damaged are in direct proportion to their value.

4th Amendment
The failure does not appear until the machinery has passed its final inspection.

5th Amendment
When you drop a part, it always rolls into the darkest corner.

Last Amendment to Murphy's law
Any attempt to print out this copy of Murphy's law will crash the computer.

Murphy’s Laws And How Everything Goes Wrong 

Murphy’s Law

 If anything can go wrong, it will.

 If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

 If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the first one to go wrong.

 Corollary: If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then.* If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

 Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

 Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

 Nothing is as easy as it looks.

 Everything takes longer than you think.

 If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.

 It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

 Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.

 Every solution breeds new problems.

Addition to Murphy’s Laws
 In nature, nothing is ever right. Therefore, if everything is going right … something is wrong.

Cheop’s Law
 Nothing ever gets build on schedule or within budget.

Rule of Accuracy
 When working toward the solution of a problem, it always helps if you know the answer.

Pudder’s Laws
 Anything that begins well ends badly.

 Anything that begins badly ends worse.

Gumperson’s Law
 The probability of anything happening is in inverse ratio to its desirability.

Finagle’s Fourth Law
 Once a job is fooled up, anything done to improve it will only make it worse.

Murphy’s Law of Thermodynamics
 Things get worse under pressure.

Quantization Revision of Murphy’s Laws
 Everything goes wrong all at once.

Murphy’s Constant
 Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value

The Murphy Philosophy
 Smile . . . tomorrow will be worse.

 New Jokes On Murphys Law 

A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the pants.

Don't be irreplaceable, if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

The more crap you put up with, the more crap you are going to get.

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.

Eat one live toad the first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.

Never ask two questions in a business letter. The reply will discuss the one you are least interested in, and say nothing about the other.

When the bosses talk about improving productivity, they are never talking about themselves.

If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.

There will always be beer cans rolling on the floor of your car when the boss asks for a ride home from the office.

Mother said there would be days like this, but she never said there would be so many.

Keep your boss's boss off your boss's back. This is what I'm doing wrong.

Everything can be filed under "miscellaneous."

Never delay the ending of a meeting or the beginning of a cocktail hour.

To err is human, to forgive is not company policy.

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing.

Important letters that contain no errors will develop errors in the mail.

The last person that quit or was fired will be the one held responsible for everything that goes wrong - until the next person quits or is fired.

There is never enough time to do it right the first time, but there is always enough time to do it over.

The more pretentious a corporate name, the smaller the organization. (For instance, The Murphy Center for Codification of Human and Organizational Law, contrasted to IBM, GM, AT&T ...).

If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it.

You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.

People are always available for work in the past tense.

If it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done.

At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens that person is carrying.

When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.

You will always get the greatest recognition for the job you least like.

No one gets sick on Wednesdays.

When confronted by a difficult problem you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger handle this?"

The longer the title, the less important the job.

Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.

An "acceptable" level of employment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job.

Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

All vacations and holidays create problems, except for one's own.

Success is just a matter of luck, just ask any failure.
Examples of Murphy's LawMurphy's law - Needle

* Your lost needle will be found by your husband when he is walking around barefoot.
* The worst pupil in any class will be a school governor's son.
* Uniforms only come in two sizes, too large and too small.
* Vital documents that were posted with no errors, will develop errors in the mail.
* The other queue always moves faster.
* In order to get a bank loan, you must first prove that you don't need the money.
* The classic example of Murphy's law: If you drop a piece of toast it always falls buttered side down.

 This has surely put a smile on your face. I hope you enjoyed it .

Have a good week


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Sep 17th 2010 at 11:41 PM by GTBulmer
Hello, Len: LOL, I have days when I am certain Murphy is following me around! Thanks for providing the details about the origin of "Murphy's Law" and also for the amendments provided. Humorous ... but so unfortunately true! :-)

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