50 reasons not to change

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It’s amazing just how many languages (and dichos) would fit this. I first ran across this in New Mexico in 1991 very apropos at that time RE: women in the highway and environment departments. The specific source is in deep storage (still) but I’m hoping the creator will recognize it and let me know.

In Alaska I’ve heard, “you’re too thoughtful” and “you can’t expect them to understand…”

View the comments for other suggestions or to add your own. Also, the comments contain trackbacks to interesting sites.

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41 responses to “50 reasons not to change

  1. This is great! Thanks for sharing. My favorite? “It’s not my job.”

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  3. Dr. Jack Vinson asks some interesting follow-up questions for using this graphic at Resisting change, 50 ways

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  13. There are more than 50 reasons and from all ’round the globe. It is nice to read some of these at 50 Reasons Why It Won’t Work
    Just Add Water http://justaddwater.dk/2007/12/19/50-reasons-why-it-wont-work/

    Mr Jesper Rønn-Jensen also has a link to a 1993 list from “E.F. Borish — Product Manager, Milwaukee Gear Company, Product Engineering Magazine, From Issue 00 | October 1993″
    http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/00/change.html

  14. [...] I also see that Helene linked this a while ago. and this site claims original… [http://librarycrunch.com/?p=4]

    mpb–
    One of Mr Casey’s readers has translated some of the reasons into Thai. See บรรณารักษ์ กับ 50 เหตุผลที่ไม่ยอมเปลี่ยน (ProjectLib–My library in 365 days – Library and Technology in Thailand[...]

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  20. I’ve posted a response to this at http://www.theinnovationdiaries.com/2008/06/24/the-reason-for-change. Would love to know what you think!

  21. Kev, I like this idea a lot. Recognizing the problem is most difficult, I think, but trying to get out of the rut is very difficult.

    I hope folks go over to your place to add their – Reason For Change

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  27. Claudio Robe

    Just came to read about this, and I ended up spending 20 minutes reading your other stuff too, good stuff dude

  28. I had a good laugh as I read the reasons not to change because I used some of them in past. Before, I was very hesitant to change as I am more of a traditional guy with a mantra “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” However, as I grew older, change has brought a different side of me that I did not know was in me. It felt great and exciting, so I try to do something different everyday.

    Kris Jackson
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    literature, science & philosophy

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