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 ]

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