Friday, September 30, 2005

confidence

Hypothetical situation where 20 executives board an airplane and are
told
that the flight that they are about to take is the first-ever to feature

pilot less technology: It is an uncrewed aircraft. Each one of the CEOs
is
then told, privately, that their company's software is running the
aircraft's automatic pilot system. Nineteen of the CEOs promptly leave
the
aircraft, each offering a different type of excuse. One CEO alone
remains on
board the jet, seeming very calm indeed. Asked why he is so confident in
this
first uncrewed flight, he replies: "If it's the same software that runs
my
company's IT systems, this plane won't even take off."

This is called Confidence!