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These Scars Must Be Worth Something

These Scars Must Be Worth Something A summary of wisdom from years of learning the hard way. Excerpted from a keynote I gave at Rochester Institute of Technology to the RC3 Security Club. Is Anyone Going to Die?  I learned this one in the Army where it was a real question. In the civilian world, overused military metaphors notwithstanding, not so much. The point is perspective. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and let the stress get to you. At the end of the day, what is really at stake? No Plan Survives First Contact.  Ok, ok, so overused military aphorisms notwithstanding… whatever you plan, you’re not going to think of everything and reality is a harsh mistress. Plan to execute with the expectation that you will need to adjust. On the other hand, you can’t be stuck in analysis paralysis. The key is to balance 80/20 thinking. It’s a Small World.  When you’re young, the world seems so big. There is so much you don’t know and so many of other random people populating i