Monday, September 12, 2011

Oscar Wilde on Lessons Learned

What a pity that in life
we only get our lessons
when they are of no use to us.

In "Lady Windermere's Fan" (1892). Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish playwright, poet and author of essays and novels.

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Steve Wilheir said...

Wow, that's a pretty defeatist perspective. I often find that I learn lessons while there's still time to benefit.

Luis Seabra Coelho said...

Hi Steve,

And thank you for your comment.
I'm really glad that in your case you are able to benefit from you lessons learned, I'm sure you get great value from that.
But in my experience many Project Managers don't. And even more don't learn lessons from other Project Managers in their organization.
This quote was intended as an alert for them, but not in a negative or defeatist way. I find this quote ironic and even kind of humorous (even if it's black humor) and that was how I meant it when I published as I'm a very positive person myself. I do hope you appreciated it anyway.
Again, thank you for your comment, I appreciate it.