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Silver bullet

Posted by R. Berg on April 07, 2001

In Reply to: Silver bullet posted by Michael Wuest on April 07, 2001

: what is a silver bullet (approach)?

: context: a company wants to improve and chooses a process view in contrast to the silver bullet approach of the instant solution ("We'll buy the best integrated tool set." or "We'll hire the best people".

: tks, Michael

Origin: The tradition that only a silver bullet could kill a werewolf. Meaning: A magical solution achieved by getting some wonderful thing that will fix your problem by itself, in contrast to a solution that entails thought and work.