Heuristics are experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery.

for living

  1. Don't give up before you even try. —Michael Grady's grandfather
  2. Love is a better verb than noun. —Brian Alano
  3. Sometimes the way to get it done right is to do it wrong yourself first. —Brian Alano
  4. 60/40 Rule. In an equal partnership, such as marriage, if both parties think they are doing 60% of the work, they are both probably doing 50%. —origin unknown, but see Roger Relevant

for problem solving

  1. Leave the specialties to the specialists. —unknown
  2. Systemic problems require systemic solutions. —unknown
  3. You are never smarter than you plus someone else. —Brian Alano


  1. A bad standard is better than no standard. —Brian Alano
  2. The safety of a backup is proportional to the difficulty in creating it. —Brian Alano
  3. People don't make rational decisions, they make rationalized decisions. —Brian Alano
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