Wednesday, 27 November 2013

On firing your advisers - a quote for the day

If you are in a position of power and responsibility you need advisers. The main job of your advisers is to stop you saying something stupid in public. You say it to your advisers first, in private. If it's stupid, your advisors should tell you it's stupid. That's their job. If they fail to tell you it's stupid, and you say it in public, and the public tells you it's stupid, and you realise the public is right, you should fire your advisers. They have failed to do their job.
Update: you don't fire your advisers because they disagree with you; you fire your advisers because they didn't disagree with you when they should have disagreed with you.
- Nick Rowe on the blog Worthwhile Canadian Initiative
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