Irrational Optimism

Beneficial Intelligence is out. This week: Irrational optimism. IT people are too optimistic about schedules and business cases. It is a natural consequence of our ability to build something from nothing. As a CIO or CTO, you need to make sure you have some pragmatic pessimists to point out the things that might go wrong. Because IT is too optimistic and Legal & Compliance is too cautious, IT organizations often turn to outsiders like me.

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