帮忙翻译一篇文章:it's ok to be wrong?

I was thinking just yesterday about my experiences in corporate America.  Probably the best way to sum up my early experience is the phrase:  When you are right no one remembers, and when you are wrong no one forgets.  There is so much fear in many organizations about being wrong - on the wrong side of a decision, backing the wrong manager, making a big mistake - that often any action that does happen happens either automatically (transactional stuff) or because we've back ourselves into a wall from a time or budget standpoint and just have to make a decision.

Some of this thinking springs from the mythos that really smart people don't make mistakes.  I think that's wrong.  I think really smart people make mistakes, they just learn and adapt a lot more quickly than others do, and they find ways to mitigate the outcomes of those mistakes.  It has been frequently said that Edison knew 1000 ways not to make a lightbulb.  Edison didn't invent the bulb, or the electric light.  He actually dramatically improved the longevity of the bulb and how the bulb and the electrical socket (and eventually electrical distribution) would work.  But only after trying thousands of combinations of filaments and bulbs.  This record of experimentation and failure gave him a great base of knowledge and helped increase the odds of success.  What's not so well known is that Edison championed direct current (DC) power rather than alternating current (AC) and so lost the advantage to others in the long run on electricity distribution.

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2009-05-10 回答
                      它可以是错的呢?
我也是这么想的只是昨天在美国公司对我的经历。最好的办法是早期的经验总结的短语:当你是对的,谁也不记得,当你错了没有人会忘记的。有这么多的恐惧在许多组织是错的,不好的错误决定支持经理,犯了大错——经常发生的任何行动,并发生交易的东西)自动地(或因为我们回到自己到墙上从一个时间或预算的立场,就必须作出决定。
一些这样的思维的神话,来源于真聪明的人不出错。我认为这是错误的。我觉得很聪明的人,只是他们犯了错误,学习和适应很多比其他方式更快地做,他们设法减轻那些错误的结果。它已经被人们经常说爱迪生就不让一个1000灯泡。爱迪生发明了灯泡,没有或电灯。他实际上大大改进的灯泡寿命和灯泡和电插座(并最终电力分配)来完成这项工作。但是只有在成千上万的组合的细丝和灯泡。这张唱片的试验失败给了他一个伟大和知识的基础,有助于增加成功的机会。什么是不很出名的是,爱迪生提倡的直流电源比交流电,所以失去了优势,长期在配电系统。