Tuesday, August 9, 2005

More from Stephen Covey

"Most all creative endeavors are somewhat unpredictable. They often seem ambiguous, hit-or-miss, trial and error. And unless people have a high tolerance for ambiguity and get their security from integrity to principles and inner values they find it unnerving and unpleasant to be involved in highly creative enterprises. Their need for structure, certainty and predictability is too high."
- Stephen Covey

Hmm, seems like you could apply this to many things, career choices being one example.

Wouldn't you say that private equity firms require structure, certainty and predictability in their investments?