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Worth quoting: "If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it." Jeff Nichols, Pervasive Computing News

Trackback from andersja's blog
April 9, 2003 3:50 AM

Consulting Quote

Excerpt: Jeff Nichols puts consultants back on track: ''If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it. Or you've just gotten lazy and rely on the jargon.''

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October 6, 2004 4:56 AM

How to get your CEO thrown into jail (Sarbanes Oxley)

Excerpt: The original intent of Sarbanes Oxley is about accountability of executives but has morphed into something else within many enterprises. Is Sarbanes Oxley really the Expensive Consultant Full Employment Assurance Act?...

Mackay
March 4, 2005 1:40 PM

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" - I believe Albert Einstein should be credited for this quote, not Jeff Nichols.

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