Saturday, 5 February 2011


Machiavelli's warning to the Knowledge Manager


Machiavell's Tomb

"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand,


more perilous to conduct,


Or more uncertain of success,


Than to take the lead in the


Introduction of a new order


Of things"


Machiavelli,


The Prince, c 1570

2 comments:

marqués said...

It is a good one. I used it in a presentation in my organisation some years about lessons learned. Here another good one:
„We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience“
- George Bernard Shaw

Nick Milton said...

Thanks Marques, thats similar to the GBS quote I used on this blog

"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience"

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