If somebody affords you a seat on a rocket, you don’t ask which seat. So goes one in all Silicon Valley’s favourite platitudes, one that you would be able to trace back (at a minimal) to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Fb COO Sheryl Sandberg.
The concept is that in case you are given a shot at engaged on one thing new and large, you simply say sure and type out the place you slot in the group later.
The chestnut can apply in different circumstances. For instance, if I used to be constructing a Very Cool Firm that was maybe set to interrupt out and develop into the Subsequent Large Factor, you could be extra involved about getting some of your capital into the business (a seat on my enterprise rocket ship) than exactly how the enterprise is run (asking which seat you might be shopping for).
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Making an enormous guess on the longer term with out figuring out all the small print can, per the Sandberg instance, work out properly. It may possibly additionally … not. As with many enterprise cliches, the rocket-seat philosophy is incessantly over-applied. As an alternative of being affordable recommendation to be daring within the face of uncertainty, it will also be used to make witless selections seem affordable.