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#253 — Corporate Courage

Making Sense with Sam Harris

17 Jun 2021

45mins

Owltail Summaries

1 quote, 3 ideas & 1 question from each episode

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#253 — Corporate Courage

17 Jun 2021

45mins

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Quote

"What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan."

Ideas

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Just because you're right, doesn't mean it's going to be easy.
Often the first groups of people that are right, are right early. And being early means going against all of the existing people and infrastructure, which often is really hard.

But change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We must be the change we wish to see in the world.

1

Just because you're right, doesn't mean it's going to be easy.
Often the first groups of people that are right, are right early. And being early means going against all of the existing people and infrastructure, which often is really hard.

But change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We must be the change we wish to see in the world.

2

The best information you have is in the moment.
Planning is useful, but no plan survives first impact.

The details of most plans are almost guaranteed to be wrong, too much is unforeseeable and too much changes with time.

But the planning process demands the thorough exploration of options and details, and it is the knowledge gained during planning that is valuable.

2

The best information you have is in the moment.
Planning is useful, but no plan survives first impact.

The details of most plans are almost guaranteed to be wrong, too much is unforeseeable and too much changes with time.

But the planning process demands the thorough exploration of options and details, and it is the knowledge gained during planning that is valuable.

3

Ultimately there are never certainties around things that get to enough complexity.
And most things in the world that are important, are naturally complicated.

When we have these complicated situations, the only way we can become more informed about what's right or what to do, is by people having the courage to experiment.

We have to reward the careful experimentation of those to uncover the potential possibilities that we otherwise never would've accepted on face value.

3

Ultimately there are never certainties around things that get to enough complexity.
And most things in the world that are important, are naturally complicated.

When we have these complicated situations, the only way we can become more informed about what's right or what to do, is by people having the courage to experiment.

We have to reward the careful experimentation of those to uncover the potential possibilities that we otherwise never would've accepted on face value.

Questions

1

Can you think of things that you learnt only through experimentation?

1

Can you think of things that you learnt only through experimentation?

What else is in the episode

1

How Basecamp lost 30% of their employees because they implemented a 'No politics' policy at work

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How Basecamp lost 30% of their employees because they implemented a 'No politics' policy at work

2

Thoughts on the tax rates and taxing of wealthy people

2

Thoughts on the tax rates and taxing of wealthy people

3

Antitrust regulation and social media

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Antitrust regulation and social media

Who is Jason Fried?

1

The co-founder and president of 37signals, a company which creates apps to improve workplace productivity. Their products include Basecamp and Hey. He is also the author of 'Rework.', which is about rethinking about how you work. Basecamp recently took a stance of "no politics" policy at his company, which resulted in a lot of controversy.

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The co-founder and president of 37signals, a company which creates apps to improve workplace productivity. Their products include Basecamp and Hey. He is also the author of 'Rework.', which is about rethinking about how you work. Basecamp recently took a stance of "no politics" policy at his company, which resulted in a lot of controversy.

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