Change Is Hard

6 08 2008

Change is hard. Change is also time-consuming: right now I’m buried in meetings and focus groups and creative projects for everyplace from Mexico to Thailand and beyond. But, enough excuses. Here is a collection of interesting links until I can find time to be interesting again.

One Undeniably Adorable Singer On The Subject of Change

Let’s start with Zooey Deschanel singing “Change Is Hard”.

Five Undeniably Useful Change Links

A Whole Bunch of Change Jokes

I made the first one up myself and stole the rest (many of which have a philosophy bent) from here.

How many Social Media Consultants does it take to change a light bulb?

You don’t get to decide if the light bulb needs to be changed. Your CUSTOMERS decide.
You’re welcome. And oh yeah, here’s my invoice for a million dollars.

The remainder of these were found at Bill Adams’ website:

How many Evolutionists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Well actually, we won’t even try to change the bulb. We will simply stop using the room that has the burned out bulb, and start using only rooms with functioning bulbs. That way, over time, ….

How many Analytic Philosophers does it take to change a light bulb?

None. It’s a pseudo-problem. Light bulbs give off light (hence the name).

You’re still thinking in terms of incremental change–we don’t need a bulb with more attributes. We need paradigm shift to ubiquitous luminescence.

How many solipsists does it take to change a light bulb?

Don’t be silly, there is only one solipsist.

How many deconstructionists does it take to change a light bulb?

On the contrary, the Nile is the longest river in Africa.

How many Kantians does it take to change a light bulb?

Two: One to change the phenomenal bulb; and one to explain that we might not be changing the bulb-in-itself.

How many speech act theorists does it take to change a light bulb?

Do you really want to know or are you asking me to change it?

How many phenomenologists does it take to change a light bulb?

Only one, but by the time she gets through with it, a 100-watt bulb is reduced to a night light.

How many skeptics does it take to change a light bulb?

Actually, they won’t do it–they they aren’t sure they’re really in the dark.

How many modal logicians does it take to change a light bulb?

In which world?

How many fatalists does it take to change a light bulb?

None, why fight it?

How many Hegelians does it take to change a light bulb?

None. The bulb is just at one dialectical pole between ‘bright’ and ‘dark’–it will eventually glow again.

How many decision theorists does it take to change a light bulb?

Probably two.

How many constructivists does it take to change a light bulb?

Your question just perpetuates the myth of objectivity.

How many union of electrical workers members does it take to change a light bulb?

Twelve. You got a problem with that?

How many existentialists does it take to change a light bulb?

Two–one to bemoan the darkness until the other defines something else as light.

How many Creationists does it take to change a light bulb?

Two: one to change it, and one to point out that no transitional forms occurred.

How many Kuhnian philosophers of science does it take to change a light bulb?

You’re still thinking in terms of incremental change–we don’t need a bulb with more attributes. We need a paradigm shift to ubiquitous luminescence.

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6 08 2008
Deb

Love the social media consultant joke!!!

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