on subtlety and the three t’s

These are not meant to be related, I just wanted to save them.

“Great wisdom is not obvious, great merit is not advertised. When you see the subtle, it is easy to win — what has it to do with bravery or cleverness?” – The Art of War, Chapter 4: Formation


“IT must balance three T’s: time, talent and technology. Today, the tendency is to throw technology at a problem and in so doing, reduce the need for talent (expertise) and reduce time. I recall my colleague Chris Blask saying, ‘Computers are fast and people are smart.’ Invest first in talent. Give them time to plan and choose technology that will allow them to be smart, *fast*, and you’ll have spent your own time wisely.” From a blog entry by Dave Piscitello.