dead horse

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    Somebody posted this here last year. Its one of my favorites.

    Tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead
    horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, in business we often try
    other strategies with dead horses, including the following:

    1. Buying a stronger whip
    2. Changing riders
    3. Saying things like "This is the way we have always ridden this horse."
    4. Appointing a committee to study the horse
    5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses
    6. Increasing the standards to ride dead horses
    7. Appointing a tiger team to revive the dead horse
    8. Creating a training session to increase our riding ability
    9. Comparing the state of dead horses in today's environment
    10. Change the requirements, declaring that "This horse is not dead."
    11. Hire contractors to ride the dead horse
    12. Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed
    13. Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat."
    14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance
    15. Do a CA Study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper
    16. Purchase a product to make dead horses run faster
    17. Declare the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead
    18. Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses
    19. Revise the performance requirements for horses
    20. Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable
    21. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position
 
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