Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Fast Is Slow, Slow Is Fast

Adrian Savage at Slow Leadership pinpoints an aspect of technology that deserves more attention. An excerpt:

Electronic communications have made it more important, not less, that people slow down, take time to think, and consider carefully before entrusting their thoughts, let alone their emotions, to the rest of the world. It's easy enough to screw up when the means involves walking along the corridor and speaking to someone else, or even sending a letter by snail mail. When you do it electronically, in the heat of the moment and under all the usual pressure to get things done —now—the potential for disaster is whole orders of magnitude greater.

[Execupundit note: President Eisenhower used to tell his staff, "Let's not be in a hurry to make our mistakes."]

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