It must be okay to be wrong


A culture where it is acceptable to make mistakes and learn from them is essential.

Of course, there are some situations and disciplines where we cannot tolerate too much risk and therefore need to rely on conservative decisions — we must be the judge of when this is necessary.

But generally speaking, fear of being wrong leads to:

Making only safe bets and never pushing back — neither of which are good for progress.



William Liao

Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (