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How do you differentiate delusional vs. visionary?

A person has an idea, everyone says she’s delusional and the idea sucks, it fails, they say I told you so. But if it succeeds, they trip over themselves saying how visionary she was and the idea was brilliant.

The ends should never justify the means. But they often justify the post hoc historical judgement.

This irks me.


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Dang Nguyen, a friend and colleague, handed in his resignation to DocuSign, and in a couple of weeks will start a new job as the software configuration manager for Kiha Software.

Dang couldn’t say what they’re building, because Kiha’s still in stealth-mode. There’s been only a trickle of info published about them, so I surfed to their site, thinking I’d find a few tidbits, maybe the founders’ names, or some hints as to what they’re doing, etc. Well I didn’t get any of that, but I did get a great laugh for the day. They’ve got the most creative stealth-mode site I’ve seen in a long time! If they’re half as creative with the rest of their business as they are with their site, they’ll be a great place to work at.

Kiha, good luck in whatever it is you’re doing! And congratulations on landing Dang.

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