“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
— Walter Lippmann
There is NO DECISION that will be made – ever! – with perfect information. All decisions are made with incomplete and very often contradictory information. Thus, there is no such thing as a risk-free anything.
“I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.”
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Brings to mind one of my favorite Winston Churchill quotes: “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”