“If you have facts, present them and we’ll use them. But if you have opinions, we’re gonna use mine.”
— Jim Barksdale, CEO Netscape
I love this quote and the clarity that this mindset brings. So many times we believe in something so passionately that we begin to consider it “fact” or “truth” when it is not. What’s worse is when we base decisions on what other people have presented as “facts” but are not.
Clarifying statements like this are necessary for wise decision making.