Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lesson from the Titanic

Here's something I'd like to share with you that I learned about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Just four hours before the celebrated ocean liner, the Titanic, hit a gigantic iceberg, the ship's wireless room received a messge from another ship in the area, the Mesaba. The message warned that in the path of the liner was "much heavy pack ice and a great number of very large icebergs ..." The Titanic's captain never saw the message because it was missing the special prefix that told wireless operators to hand it directly to the captain.

What do you suppose that missing prefix could have been? Something like: "Give this message to the captain at once, you moron, to warn him of mortal danger to several thousand passengers!"

What's the lesson we can learn from this? If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse. (Like the wireless operators).

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