Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst keynote at the Red Hat Summit:
“As the world moves faster and becomes more ambiguous, our ability to predict the future is becoming less and less,” Whitehurst said. “In fact, I’ll argue that the human mind is not very good at predicting the future.”
“In short, the world is moving too quickly; plans are outdated before they are even complete,” Whitehurst said.
Quoting former boxing champion Mike Tyson, Whitehurst added, “everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”. In my opinion, aggregated form of this quote is contained in another Tyson quote: “You’re smart too late and old too soon.”
“Rather than proscribe activities and try to figure out where the future is, you create the context for individuals to try things, learn from those things and quickly modify and fix problems, moving forward at a different pace,” Whitehurst said.