Friday, January 3, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, December 31, 2019 -- "A Tough Lesson"

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"The teams know more than we do now. There’s a victory in that, for sure, the triumph of the fact-centric, data-centric thinking that was the fundamental idea behind BP, and behind my work since then. There’s a loss, though, too, an inability to confidently look at a given choice and be sure it is the right or wrong one."