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"


The Prince, c 1570


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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