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There's a rule of thumb for just about every subject imaginable— money, ...
There's a rule of thumb for just about every subject imaginable— money, marriage, cooking, health, weather, cars, gardening, restaurants, travel. This is the priceless knowledge that's accumulated not from reading, but from living. Tempted by a string of pearls at a yard sale? Rub them against your teeth: The rule of thumb, as your grandmother might have told you, is that a genuine pearl will grate. Not sure how to choose a puppy? Pick one whose tail wags in sync with its walk—a sign of calmness. To win at blackjack, assume that any unseen card is an eight. And remember, a rule of thumb works four out of five times (including this one).
Hundreds of new ways to guess and get away with it; chosen from entries received from all around the country.
Posted August 17, 2009
I use this as a point of reference for an e-mail that we circulate among a group of co-workers to stimulate dialogue and allow colleagues to get to know one another. It is an wonderfully invaluable tool. We re-word the statements into questions and get feedback. It's a great ice-breaker. We have a team who reads, researches and re-words the information into provocative, thoughtful questions and we go from there. It is great for those of us who are not "idea" people.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 23, 2009
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's informative and funny at the same time. Most of the information is useful, and the authors make sure you know that the rules have been researched where possible. Many of the rules you will be familiar with, many will make you slap your forehead. I usually pass my books on for other people. I'm keeping this one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.