Monday, July 31, 2006

Optimism rules!

Over the years, I have seen so many projects which are clearly bound for failure to any objective outsider, continue to be pushed by intelligent people. There are many reasons for this. People do not know what they do not know, and therefore do not examine the situation accurately. Furthermore, in the midst of a situation there seems to be a need to believe in a favorable outcome. So people twist all the evidence, if there is any, to convince themselves and others that they will succeed.

I have seen and continue to see, so many inevitable failures upon which so much time and money is being lavished. I suspect this will still be happening many years to come.

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