Anchoring — the first appearance of a phenomenon overshadows all subsequent appearances.
One-upmanship — More Parkinson. Strategies that subtly erase the advantages of a better player in your favour.
Woody Allen’s Variant on Pareto — 80% of life is just showing up.
10,000 hours — bogus theory promoted by Malcolm Gladwell.
My mother’s rule — after the age of 50, you spend more time in the repair shop than on the road.
Roger Miller’s insight — you can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd.
Rebecca’s rule — just because he’s obsessed with his first wife, doesn’t mean that it’s because she was wonderful.
Protest march advice — when they bring out the dogs and the horses, it’s time to go home.
Procrastination for the Nation — if the Great Powers had procrastinated in August 1914, there would never have been World War One.