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Facing Up to the Bad News

Posted April 7, 1998 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal, Cutter Business Technology Journal, Cutter Business Technology Journal, Cutter Business Technology Journal

About once a year, my wife nags me about visiting the doctor for my annual checkup. I procrastinate as long as I can, because I know that the doctor is going to tell me that I'm 20 pounds overweight. Each year, I ask him, with the innocence of a saint, "Doctor, how could this have happened?" His answer is always the same: "One ounce at a time."

"But how can I get rid of this extra weight?" I ask, always hoping there will be a new answer.

But it's the same answer every year: "Eat less. Exercise more."

About The Author
Ed Yourdon
Ed Yourdon was cofounder, with Karen Coburn, of Cutter Consortium. Ed served as Fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council, and Founding Editor and Editor Emeritus of the Cutter IT Journal. He chaired Cutter's Summit for many years. Mr. Yourdon is widely known as the lead developer of the structured analysis/design methods of the 1970s. He was a codeveloper of the Yourdon/Whitehead method of object-oriented (OO) analysis/design and the… Read More
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