Don't remember where I first read or heard this, but its a personal favorite. How many times have you run into this kind of thinking ?
Things are bad. We must do something. This is something. Therefore lets do it !!!
Sounds crazy ? It is. Does it happen ? Heck yes !! Panicked managers under pressure to do something in difficult situation will cling on to the first straw that comes their way - and this leads to the some of the most mindless projects known to homo sapiens !