Just reading an essay by a friend of mine, Bob Sutton (he’s a lot more interesting than this page — his recent essay for HBR is called “The No Assholes Rule”), and came across one of my favorite quotes:
“Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.”
He’s using the quote in the context of how making business decisions each day is a tricky business — there’s never enough information, time or support to know with certainty that your decisions are the right ones, the best ones, or even just not disastrous.
I feel that way most days at Mozilla — there are so many unknowns and the world is moving so quickly, that learning how to make the best decisions with what we’ve got seems like my chief job responsibility. This seems more true to me here than it ever was at Reactivity.
No point, really, just a thought.