Wednesday, September 19, 2007

QOTD: Umair Haque on the problem with lying

Umair Haque on the problem with the Times Select failure: How Not to Think Strategically About New DNA

The real problem with lying is that it simply never provides the incentives for people to embrace failure - and keep failing. And so new DNA never happens.

I like that. Denying reality prevents you from learning from your mistakes. I think that's true.

1 comment:

Peg said...

Lying (or only reporting "success stories") also prevents others from learning from your mistakes.

"Embracing failure." A nice turn of phrase.