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A minute’s plan in the first second

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution for you! 一日の計は朝に在り一年の計は元旦に在り (Ichinichi no kei wa asa ni ari ichinen no kei wa gantan ni ari; “A day’s plan in the morning; a year’s plan on New Year’s Day”) Definition: Planning and preparation should … Continue reading

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Make like a perfect square and SCRAM

Of course. 三十六計 san.juu.ro-.kkei Literally: three – ten – six – plan Alternately: Discretion is the better part of valor. Sometimes you just need to retreat, regroup, and try again another day. Run away. Notes: Of the Thirty-Six Stratagems passed … Continue reading

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