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... "often wrong, never in doubt."

(not just andreesen's tagline -- rather, the ongoing battle of knowing humility against knee-jerk rationalization ;)

at least for internet businesses, i think confidence can be as overrated as certainty. i much prefer people who admit ignorance readily, and embrace a/b testing and rapid iteration as the path to enlightenment. success can be a terrible teacher; iterative failure ("ready, shoot, aim!") is likely a better strategy.

given the choice between certain & confident i'll take the latter, but blissful ignorance is probably even better assuming you're 1) data-driven, and 2) iterating quickly.

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