Eric spoke and a firmament opened; that rare epiphany that shifts the reality beneath your feet.
Andrea and I were at our friends 78th birthday party and conversing over slow-cooked elk and good wine.
I don’t remember what drew the revelation from Eric, “We often fail to consider the consequences of risk. Low consequences mean little risk, while significant consequence means great risk."
My good friend and hired man of 20+ years was Shoshone. He would stand and look at a field for what seemed an eternity before changing the irrigation water. He would pause on the lip of a canyon forever before riding down. He told me his culture ingrained in their people that a mistake meant death. That’s risk of high consequence.
The early adopters of a new innovation are taking a risk. Often they do not have enough information to know the consequences of the multiple risks they are taking.
When at the precipice of the tipping point for a new innovation, many risks have been clarified by those who were first. In today’s environment, the world faces high consequences if we don’t empower decisions at the soil surface.Read More