The Insurgency

“The great business sage Peter Drucker said that about a third of the business decisions he observed turned out to have been right, another third turned out to be minimally effective, and another third were outright failures.

In other word, there is at least a two-thirds chance that what what you have done is wrong or largely wrong. We believe our achievements are great because we want to believe we are great. We want to preserve our own  egos, so we’re spinning ourselves.

But the truth is life is about to producing failure.

We only progress through a series of regulated errors.

Every move is a partial failure to be corrected by the next one. Think of it as walking. You shift your weight off balance with every step, and then you throw your other leg forward to compensate.”

The Social Animal, David Brooks

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2 comments

  1. It seems reasonable to make mistakes that is how human beings learn, nevertheless some mistakes have awful and painful consequences. How to keep going if all economical theories seem to lead to a dead end?

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