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.


Anonymous 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!


Mark Griffin 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.