Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Power of the Marginal

I've always liked Paul's essays. This one in particular is very good and pushes a lot of buttons. His quote "If most of your ideas aren't stupid, you're probably being too conservative. You're not bracketing the problem.", reminds me of something I tell myself and my daughter often. If you are not making mistakes then you are not in the game. It's easy to be perfect and safe standing on the sideline.

2 comments:

Giangi said...

Thank you for remarking this preciuous advice, I often forget it.
Unfortunately, common thought in Italy is that you must make less errors as possibile.

Let's say: a punitive culture!

:(

markg said...

Hello to Italy! The punitive culture exists here in the states as well especially in the business sector. Increased global competition with thinning margins has really put a damper on innovation within the business sector. And as we know innovation is impossible without making mistakes along the way.