70: There is Nothing New
The way of the project manager is simple and easy to understand as it goes back to basic principles. The wise project manager stays with the single principle of how everything happens and does nothing new or original, for this is the way of the project manager.
Lao Tzu tells us:
My words are easy to understand and easy to perform,
Yet no man under heaven knows them or practices them.
My words have ancient beginnings.
My actions are disciplined.
Because men do not understand, they have no knowledge of me.
Those that know me are few;
Those that abuse me are honoured.
Therefore the sage wears rough clothing and holds the jewel in his heart.