I May Be Wrong, But I’m Not Confused

Recently, a newly-hired VP of Marketing briefed the board of directors on his marketing plan for the year. He demonstrated a strong grasp of the the company’s goals, market openings, competitive landscape, etc.

Everyone was impressed.

Since this was a technology start-up, everyone also knew that anything could happen. The world could change overnight. The company had a high chance of failure no matter how good the strategy — this was a start-up, after all.

The VP of Marketing concluded his presentation with a line that acknowledged this uncertainty: I may be wrong, but I’m not confused. In other words, I’m placing bets, they might not pan out, but it’s not because I don’t understand what’s going on or aren’t aware of the various options.

Great line.

(as told to me by someone on the board)

One Response to I May Be Wrong, But I’m Not Confused

  1. aka “Often wrong, never in doubt.”

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