Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Past or present?

A thought for the day
We look on past ages with condensation, as mere preparation for us, ... but what if we're only an afterglow of them?
J.G. Farrell 

All you have to do is substitute 'past projects' for past ages, and you get the idea here: Too often we are too arrogant of past performance -- we say: their problems won't be repeated by me, but I can repeat their success -- and so we fail to look carefully at the circumstances that made them either fail or succeed.

Be cautious about 'asking a SME'. They are not immune to such arrogance.

And, what if it's all a set-up? The next project is set-up so that their legacy is burnished by our success more so than our own? Sounds to devious and political, so I'll leave that for another day.

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