Successive Approximations

Trust and Risk

"Trust is risk, and risk avoidance is the name of the game in business."

Tom West
quoted in The Soul of a New Machine (p.131), by Tracy Kidder.

The business always wants to avoid risk. The hidden downside to this is that low-risk businesses also tend to be very un-trusting. This is dissatisfying to people who value autonomy.

If you insist on low-risk, eventually they remove themselves from your labor pool.

Ben Berry

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