If One Person Calls You an Ass, Ignore Them. If Five People Call You an Ass, Buy a Saddle.

The quote

“If one person calls you an ass, ignore them. If five people call you an ass, buy a saddle”.

What does it mean?

When people give you feedback about something you’re doing, there is going to be “noise” in the system. You shouldn’t necessarily believe a small sample of feedback. But when a large number of people tell you the same thing, there is likely to be some truth to what they are saying.

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Whoops!

Hi all,

Unfortunately I just went and released a few drafts of upcoming posts by accident. I’ve removed the online versions, but email subscribers will obviously still have copies.

You can safely ignore these – they are not finished and may not ever be published.

On the other hand, they are, perhaps, another kind of insight into my mind and my thinking…

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