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…”
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This is great! Thanks for sharing. My favorite? “It’s not my job.”
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Dr. Jack Vinson asks some interesting follow-up questions for using this graphic at Resisting change, 50 ways
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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
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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”
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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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William Luimenta of Always Trying to be Expressive and a student at National University of Singapore has a companion list for exam preps Monday, May 05, 2008 50 reasons not to study for exam Well, this time exam preparation has been so sucky and there are a lot of hindrances that have been preventing me from study.. hahaha.. lets start: 1. Forbidden Kingdom Movie … 12. filling up water
13. looking for highlighters
14. writing some post for the blog
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!
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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Just came to read about this, and I ended up spending 20 minutes reading your other stuff too, good stuff dude
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.
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