Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Competitive Disadvantage

Ace of Spades HQ: "When people say "That can't be done," what they usually mean is I don't want you to do that because it will put me at a competitive disadvantage. Obviously the American Left screamed that we could never intercept ICBMs out of a desire to not disadvantage their Soviet confreres. But of course people say this in real life, too, that you can't do this, that doing that is impossible, that you should just give up. What they're saying is that they're afraid you'll fail, but what they're feeling is fear that you'll succeed."