Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Risky Launch

"We lost contact just before the disclosure exchange was to begin. A partial confirmation that the infrastructure could support encrypted block transfers. Then nothing."

The nature of this work, where operatives were behind the line and communications latency and reliability were major factors, begged testing rigor. This mission's timing sensitivity and overall importance trumped such verification if necessary.

Her serendipitous late arrival boosted confidence just enough for them to decide to proceed though they clearly did not have the time to even calculate the higher risk it entailed.

Doing the right thing can be its own immediate reward. Intuition suggests it. Collective belief often lags though, intuition is very personal. Someone must lead. Will you be ready if it is you that must take the helm?

© 2012 Buzz Hill

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