Kindly Shut Up About 'Best Practices'

oompa loompas considered poor theologians

And in the category of "Ooo! Ooo! I wish I'd said that!!"

'James Bach argues that the whole notion of "best practices" is intellectually bankrupt.'

My only complaint with this damn fine piece of work (found via that daily grind) is the use of the phrase, "Oompa Loompa moralizing" which I find to be heightest. Heightism is definitely not best practice.

How often I have wanted to quietly strangle someone for using a phrase such as:

Really, if you are ever tempted to argue with someone (or belittle them) or sell to them, or buy from them, on behalf of the phrase 'best practice' then keep the good sense of this fella James Bach in mind.


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