- As a deadline nears, the time needed to complete a project grows.
- A project without a deadline fills infinite time and space.
- The time for by-committee nitpicks, edits and approvals increases as the inverse square of the rate at which the time you are allotted to complete a project diminishes.
- The duration of a PowerPoint presentation grows as the square of the number of slides in the presentation, and as the cube of the number of cute animations.
- Unless, that is, you are the one actually doing the PowerPoint presentation, in which case the whole thing is always over in the blink of an eye, no matter how long it seems to the audience.
- Momentary bursts of baseless opinion outweigh years of experience.