Friday, 15 March 2019

On getting things right every time

If you want to grow a giant redwood,
you need to make sure the seeds are ok,
nurture the sapling,
and work out what might potentially stop it from growing all the way along.
Anything that breaks it at any point stops that growth. 

Elon Musk 

When you are growing a new enterprise that could change the world, all this is true.  And all along people are trying to pick the leaves, cut wood from the sapling, aggressively challenge your nurturing environment in a dozen mutually contradictory ways that have little or no reason, and that they will walk away from when they fail.

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