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Dennis Lendrem
Dennis Lendrem
MSc in Medical Statistics, PhD from Oxford. Background in Pharmaceutical R&D. Contributor to popular magazines and trade magazines including Scrip Magazine, New Scientist and the Economist. Formerly Editor of the journal Pharmaceutical Statistics.
 
Mar. 26, 2010 11:52 am
Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law. The Planning Fallacy refers to the tendency to underestimate task-completion times. Lovallo and Kahneman (2003) expanded the original definition of the Planning Fallacy to the underestimation of the time, costs, and risks of future actions and at the same time overestimate the benefits...  Read More
Mar. 18, 2010 10:28 am
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Friedrich Engels Lendrem’s Qualification: An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.  But an ounce of theory can save you tons of time. See also: A coupla months in the laboratory can save a coupla hours in the library. ...  Read More
Mar. 15, 2010 5:34 pm
For every action, there is an equal and opposite objection. So just get on with it. If we had to overcome every objection before we started a project then nothing would ever get done. Quote of the Day: You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. --Liz Smith  Read More
Mar. 12, 2010 6:45 am
Brooks' Law Diverting additional resources to a software engineering project that is running late will make it later. From The Mythical Man-Month by F.P.Brooks The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) Lendrem's Extension Diverting additional resources to just about any project that is running late will make it later. ...  Read More
Mar. 11, 2010 3:37 am
Lendrem’s First Law of Scale Up: On scale up things get worse. Corollary to the First Law: Scaling up never fixed a problem.  If you have a problem at small scale, scaling up makes it worse.  Read More
Mar. 8, 2010 2:22 pm
People are our most valuable asset.  Except, of course, for the photocopy machines.   Quote of the Day: Light travels faster than sound so some people appear bright until you hear them speak. --Joe Messmore  Read More
Mar. 5, 2010 3:45 am
Marketing:  The process by which we are able to establish beyond any reasonable doubt that a turkey is not a flightless bird.  Read More
Mar. 4, 2010 6:49 am
Discovery: The process by which we stumble upon something that works. Development Perspective: The process by which we turn a pig’s ear into a silk purse. Discovery Perspective: The process by which we turn a silk purse into a pig’s ear. See also, Alchemy : The process by which we transform base molecules into gold. Marketing: The process by which we demonstrate, beyond reasonable...  Read More
Mar. 3, 2010 4:24 am
The evolution of highly sensitive bulls**t detectors allows people to navigate entire continents in complete corporate darkness.  Read More
Mar. 2, 2010 5:36 am
We will drive fear from the workplace or heads will roll.  Read More
Mar. 2, 2010 4:00 am
We may not know the answer but we do know our current process isn't it.  Read More
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