Thursday, 11 October 2012

Analysis by Churchill in the Modern Era

Actual quote:

"The Americans will always do the right thing... once they've exhausted the alternatives"

- Winston Churchill

Brits tend to cut down into the meat of a topic rather quickly.  They produced greats like Shakespeare, Daniel DeFoe, Walter Scott, Lord Bryon, Dickens, and Orwell.

The sad truth is that he probably was right.  We always see a dozen options, prioritized in a fashion which rarely makes much sense, be optimistic with each option as we attempt it, and eventually come down to one final option.....which does work.

The thing is....the American is willing to take on the impossible, with just a dim view of potential success, and that's all we really needed to start a project.  And we've got the patience to exhaust things until something bloody-well works in the end.

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