Monday September 18, 2017
Book 18: Mandatory Failure — Part I


NARRATOR: Maxim 70, from Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries, reads as follows:

NARRATOR: "Failure is not an option. It is mandatory. The option is whether or not to let failure be the last thing you do."

NARRATOR: Like the other sixty-nine maxims, regardless of any wisdom it may or may not contain, maxim seventy is not universally applicable.

NARRATOR: Not all failures are necessarily mandatory.

NARRATOR: And some failures preclude the option to go on to do other things...