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Some things that you want to encourage will be quantifiable, and some will not. If you report on the quantitative goals and ignore the qualitative ones, you won’t get the qualitative goals, which may be the most important ones. Management purely by numbers is sort of like painting by numbers—it’s strictly for amateurs.
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If guns didn’t exist, then what would people put in their holsters? If people didn’t have guns to put in their holsters, then what would they use to shoot at birds? If people couldn’t shoot at birds, not to mention deer and bears and snakes and evil spirits, then wouldn’t the world be overrun with birds? With deer and bears and snakes? With evil spirits? If guns were banned, then how would men kill their wives? How would men kill themselves?
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