Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Tuesday, March 03, 2009

After applying some simple algebra to some trite phrases and cliches a new understanding can be reached of the secret to wealth and success.

    Here it goes.
  • Knowledge is Power
  • Time is Money and as every engineer knows,
  • Power is Work over Time.
    So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of wisdom, we get:
  • K = P (1)
  • T = M (2)
  • P = W/T (3)
    Now, do a few simple substitutions:
  • Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields:
  • K = W/T (4)
    Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:
  • K = W/M (5).
    Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:
  • Knowledge equals Work over Money.
    What this MEANS is that:
  • 1. The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
  • 2. The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.
    Solving for Money, we get:
  • M = W/K (6)
  • Money equals Work Over Knowledge.

From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches 0, regardless of the Work done.

    What THIS MEANS is:
  • The More you Make, the Less you Know.
    Solving for Work, we get
  • W = M K (7)
  • Work equals Money times Knowledge

From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge approaches 0.

    What THIS MEANS is:
  • The stupid rich do little or no work.

Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is left as an exercise for the reader.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good point. this is what is wrong with the world today. People are putting more emphasis on money over knowledge. And people think that money and power are synonymous. They believe it will get them everything they need. with no regard for the people around them, they are bringing this world to utter ruin. Such actions and jokingly realistic proofs seem to justify the unethical actions that are had by many people in power today.

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