You have to put yourself into a position where the team will know if it's working or not working and the problem is that most teams have a plan which is basically ship it and see what happens. And the problem with ship it and see what happens is that you can feel like you are very agile but you are guranteed to succeed at seeing what happens and so you therefore always will feel like it is worth doing and you are feel like you are on the right track no matter what.

The only way to get yourself into a position where you have to pivot is to make concrete sp

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Rationality Quotes June 2016

by bbleeker 1 min read3rd Jun 201611 comments


Another month, another rationality quotes thread. The rules are:

  • Provide sufficient information (URL, title, date, page number, etc.) to enable a reader to find the place where you read the quote, or its original source if available. Do not quote with only a name.
  • Post all quotes separately, so that they can be upvoted or downvoted separately. (If they are strongly related, reply to your own comments. If strongly ordered, then go ahead and post them together.)
  • Do not quote yourself.
  • Do not quote from Less Wrong itself, HPMoR, Eliezer Yudkowsky, or Robin Hanson. If you'd like to revive an old quote from one of those sources, please do so here.
  • No more than 5 quotes per person per monthly thread, please.