Stepping into the river

Brian Mohr
November 21, 2021

I just finished reading Morgan Housel’s piece “Experts From A World That No Longer Exists” (Nov, 2021), linked below, and I will say it is a “HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THIS.” Is it about politics?Technology and Cybersecurity specifically? Investing? Yes.

One of my biggest irritants in any organization is the phrase “Well, that’s how we’ve always done it.” (Followed up closely with “We tried that before and it didn’t work.”)

Though I don’t recommend Henry Ford’s method of discarding all notes and records of that which didn’t work – I feel all “Institutional Knowledge” is valuable – I do get the spirit of the comment. What we tried then didn’t work, but the idea was still valid – keep the idea alive.

Just as the Buddhists say that you can never step in the same river twice, I believe the same goes for innovation. An idea that doesn’t work today might still be a good idea tomorrow. And as most of us know (if not willing to admit readily) in the Cybersecurity field, your expertise now is only as good as your experiences yesterday.

Every day we step into a new river. Don’t let your expertise keep you from swimming.

Experts from a world that no longer exists

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