Oil and Gas Industrial zone,The equipment of oil refining,Close-up of industrial pipelines of an oil-refinery plant,Detail of oil pipeline with valves in large oil refinery.



27. Judgment, not Analysis


In the end, all decisions are based on someone’s judgement. There can be no other way. Ask not whether judgements will be made, but how they are influenced; the quality of information, the relevance of experience, the clarity of issues. Many factors influence judgement, for better or worse. But judgement prevails, not analysis.

Ultimately all policies are made… on the basis of judgements. There is no other way, and there never will be. The question is whether those judgements have to be made in the fog of inadequate and inaccurate data, unclear and undefined issues, and a welter of conflicting personal opinions, or whether they can be made on the basis of adequate, reliable information, relevant experience, and clearly drawn issues. In the end, analysis is but an aid to judgement… Judgement is supreme.

Alain C. Enthoven, as quoted in Business Week, Nov.  1965.

We shall have to evolve
Problem solvers galore
Since each problem they solve
Creates ten problems more! Source unknown

You must tear down the old to build the new.

K. Sekine


Funditty #27.

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received.”
Albert Einstein

Bob Robertson

Bob Robertson

Bob Robertson is a retired professional quality engineer and educator with extensive experience in manufacturing environments throughout the world, including Singapore, Indonesia, Russia, and various locations throughout the United States. Besides all that, he Leslie Householder's admired and revered father, and she is pleased to spotlight his "Expat" stories here on her Rare Faith blog.