Monday, October 02, 2006

Know When To Fold

Poker players need to know when to fold. When to throw their cards on the table and admit they lost the hand. Maybe they'll win the next one.

Someone observed the other day that George Bush is playing poker while the Islamists leaders are playing chess. Checkmated, he can only draw another card.

It's hard to know that you've lost when you can't take your mind off your need to win. So the loss just gets worse and worse.

Time to throw 'em down, George.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

give in to the terrorists...are you freggin nuts?

have an alternative plan, or just criticism to offer?

8:34 AM, October 02, 2006  
Blogger Dan McIntyre said...

I once knew a manager at Lucent who watched his retirement nest egg of Lucent stock dwindle from $70 a share to $2 a share. All the way down, upper management was saying they had turned the corner and it was a good time to invest.

He watched his wealth shrink, and he watched it and he watched it.

He was old and worn. He and his wife were working hard to salvage the rest of their life at an age when most managers were long retired.

8:38 AM, October 02, 2006  
Blogger Dan McIntyre said...

Bloggers play Sudoku. It teaches the mind to look for complementarities, to check the opposite side of every coin.

8:40 AM, October 02, 2006  
Blogger Dan McIntyre said...

George Bush doesn't know beans about poker.

He thinks that when everybody has the same cards you are in better shape.

Not in poker. Nor any card game I remember.

What game is he playing?

9:39 AM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Dan McIntyre said...

Blogger's new version displays comments waiting to be

In reply to "anonymous", who sees "folding" as "giving in to the terrorists", I have to ask, "Why are there only two possibilities?"

What would happen in the world if, for example, we were to double the budget for the State Department? (We could find the money by auditing the overspending in Defense.) Would we still need to depend on pre-emptive war for our security?

10:39 AM, January 17, 2007  

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