We Are All Flawed, Each and Every One of Us
The most useful parts of my quite long life were my mistakes and disasters. I have a number of close friends who slid through their lives as if by magic, achieving wealth and even a certain amount of fame. But when you need advice, they haven’t a thing to offer.
Failure and the courage to keep on going with the house burning down is where we learn the lessons that a smooth and easy ride will never teach us. As Will Rogers once said, “good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”
If you’re desperate for help at 2am and don’t know where to turn, dial up a friend who has both failed and come back from the brink. He’s your guy. Might as easily be she’s your girl.
And so we come to Elon Musk and his purchase of Twitter
You knew I’d dream up a specter of doom to back my thesis and Elon is handy. Interesting guy, Mr. Musk, because he breaks so many norms. As the richest man on the planet, he must be doing something right. But few take the time to understand the…