In My Defense I Never Said the Song Was Bad, I Just Disagree With the Universality of Its Asserted Premise


Me, in 1984: Oh, Tears for Fears, you fools. I have not the slightest desire to rule the world! It would be no end of fussy petty decision-making. Every day would just be all this reading of data and projections and calculations to try and meet some goal it might not be possible to prove was met.

Me, from 1985 onward: [ Spends all his spare time playing ever-more-elaborate simulation and management games, apart from the time he spends thinking up even more ridiculous and fiddly management games. Earlier this year I had the idea for a game where you’re the Chief Financial Officer for a corporation big enough to need elaborate cash-management, such as by deciding how much to raise by stock issues, how much by bond issues, how much by commercial paper, how much by letters of credit, and so on. ]

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

2 thoughts on “In My Defense I Never Said the Song Was Bad, I Just Disagree With the Universality of Its Asserted Premise”

  1. I worked with many finance majors who couldn’t explain what a Finance major meant.
    Also, a Banking masters who couldn’t interpret a cancelled check.
    They should have studied something practical, like Philosophy.

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    1. I, without joking, regret that I haven’t studied more philosophy. What I do know has got me thinking more carefully about what I mean, and how I know what I mean, and I like that. Also it means I can toss off a different tier of strange, cryptic jokes and be appreciated for them.

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