No sooner do I post my previous entry when I come across this gem on Slashdot:
Herding cats is hard because you are using the wrong management technique. You herd cattle (and sheep and goats and pigs etc.), you do *not* herd cats. Cats, you put them in the general area of the mice and let them do what they are good at. Micromanagement of cats is a losing proposition.
Pure genius. And properly moderated to a +5, even.