Risky businessRisky business

I’m going to continue to steal matériel from Rails and apply it to Wicket. They don’t know this yet, but we’re all on the same anti-enterprise-windbag team. It’s all about making things better for programmers, and not burying good ideas in a sea of what-ifs.

From Dave Thomas Keynote on Risk:

  • Risk must be mitigated, it can never be eliminated
  • Don’t let fear paralyze you
  • If you can’t be with the one you love: you’re selling yourself short. Quit.
  • But that’s risky! Yes! :) Embrace risk. Risk/Reward.
  • Opposite of risk is not safety, it’s stagnation

That last one is a good summary of how people get fired for buying IBM.

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