dilbert: my profit forecast isn't aligning with our strategy
the boss: try adding some variables.
dilbert: what kind of variables?
the boss: the kind that make our strategy line up with our profit forecasts.
dilbert: but...then my forecast would not be accurate.
the boss: it's already inaccurate because no one can forecast complicated things five years ahead.
the boss: if we can't be accurate, we might as well be wrong in a way that is good for us in the near term.
dilbert: you make a surprisingly robust argument for evil.
the boss: and i was barely trying!