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20/20: 20 Great Lists by 20 Outstanding Business Thinkers by Diana Renner, Steven D’Souza

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7.EMBRACE MISTAKES

“Mistakes can take us to the margins, to the unknown, the unexplored.”

John Caddell, The Mistake Bank

Geoff Mendal is an engineer at one of the leading internet companies in the world, based in California. He fits the stereotype of a computer engineer – introverted, methodical and structured. But he also loves food to the point that it is, at times, an obsession. So he taught himself how to cook. Initially he had no idea what he was doing and he made many mistakes. With practice came competence, but cooking with competence quickly became boring. “What’s the challenge in making the same dish over and over again exactly the same way with the same results? This is not to say that doing so is unimportant, quite the contrary! Any ...

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