If You’re Not Experiencing Some Failure, You’re Not Taking Enough Risk
I just came across a really interesting concept, which I’ll call “Living by Umesh”, or, being “Umeshian”–in honor of the source.
A blogger by the name of Scott Aaronson had an advisor named Umesh Vazirani who used to constantly repeat the following:
Scott goes on to expand this concept with the following four instantiations:
And the most poignant for the current context:
I find this general principle very attractive. I would say it abstracts to:
Do you have a better version of the theme? And can you add any to Scott’s four?
[ Jul 20, 2009 ]