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LOVE this great topic of http://www.compensationcafe.com/2011/01/the-value-of-mistakes.html! No one ever did anything important perfectly correctly the first time.

Also, remember Niels Bohr's summary:
"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field."

Oops ... the above link, http://www.compensationcafe.com/2011/01/the-value-of-mistakes.html should not contain a final exclamation point.

This may be the most important line of a great post.

"So take a calculated risk."

Baseball players who strike out aren't just swinging blindly. They are taking a risk each swing. That risk is informed by their natural talent, prior mistakes, and learned skills. The same is true for compensation professionals, we just don't get the benefit of Little League...

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