The Value in Vulnerability – Thomas J. DeLong – HBS Faculty – Harvard Business Review   Leave a comment

 

 

“Examine the matrix, and you’ll see that in the column on the left, you have the opportunity to do the wrong thing well or the wrong thing poorly. And in the right hand column, you also have the choice to do the right thing well or poorly. Most people assume that the top right quadrant is the place to be, since doing the right thing well seems like the quadrant that will lead to significant achievement. After all, it’s a great feeling to master some skill and perform it the correct way at the right time and in the appropriate context. The challenge is getting to the point where you can do the right thing well. How do you get to this quadrant?

The only way to get there is through the bottom right quadrant. The only way you can do something well is to do something poorly first. There is no other way.”

via The Value in Vulnerability – Thomas J. DeLong – HBS Faculty – Harvard Business Review.

What a great life-lesson and example of  non intuitive  thinking. Do read the whole article and get the context.

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Posted June 16, 2011 by arnoneumann in Thinking

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