April 07, 2011

The Watermelon Test

"When one has tasted it he knows what the angels eat."

Mark Twain
19th century American humorist/author

Mr. Twain was referring to watermelon.

Wouldn't it be great in business if it were as easy to recognize things such as integrity, truth, lies, and potential risk and reward?


  1. I don't think so (that it would be great.)

    How interesting would life be if we removed much or all of the doubt?

    And yes that applies to business as well.

  2. That's what I love about these comments. Often I find my opinion changed somewhat or completely based on what someone else says, and Heather's comment is a great example of that.

    You're right Heather, it would not be great if all the unknowns were known. Just as is true in gambling the fun is in being forced to make decisions based on incomplete information and assumptions and that is just as true in business.