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D4P4D Tweetfest

I’m in the process of reading William L. Livingston’s “Design For Prevention For Dummies” (D4P4D). I’m a pretty fast reader, but like my prior consumptions of all of Bill’s other dense and mind-absorbing writings, it’s a slow going affair that’s severely playin’ with my mind. I can only read about 10 fascinating pages per sitting before having to abandon ship and recoup my senses. After a martini, it’s 1 page and done. D’oh!

The book is full of masterful and tweet-worthy quotes like these:

Bill, if you’re reading this bogus blog post, I apologize for the lack of attribution in some of the tweets. I think I know you well enough that you don’t give a chit, but since I twisted your words so much in some of the tweets, I didn’t know if I should attribute them to you. Cheers!

  1. W. Livingston
    May 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Do as you think best. Attribute only if it serves your purposes. I am full bore on D4P2.

    From D4P2
    Individual or institution, habits, attitudes and values, no matter how dysfunctional, is the stuff of identity. An attempt to change the way people perceive and do things, tinkering their mindsets, is to challenge how they define themselves. The record of success in this endeavor is essentially zero.

    Report the displays of first principles as investigations reveal their handiwork. Those who take offense at the truth don’t matter and those who matter will take no offense for the revelation.

    • May 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Thanks for swingin’ by Bill. Since you’re cranking on D4P2, I assume D4PD2 will follow. I hope I’m done reading D4PD1 before the update 🙂

      Your last sentence is another tweetable delight.

  1. March 23, 2013 at 4:30 am

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