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  •  I am bean counter, but this is what you get when (0+ / 0-)

    you put MBAs in charge of the world.  They count beans while real lives go to shit.

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    by Sychotic1 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 10:00:01 AM PDT

    •  what can't be quantified does not matter to them (1+ / 0-)
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      which is dangerous:  just because something can be quantified does not necessarily make it either meaningful or important, at least not in isolation from the larger context.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 10:12:33 AM PDT

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    •  I was also a bean counter, but in my experience, (4+ / 0-)

      the most pressure came from the powers that be who knew the answer they wanted and pressured the bean counters to create a set of numbers to support it.  Bean counters who accurately counted the beans were not always appreciated if they came up with the "wrong" number.

      “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

      by ahumbleopinion on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 10:20:11 AM PDT

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