Chapter 3. Pal’chinskii’s Principles

Peter Pal’chinskii at the exhibit he arranged for a manufacturing and mining trade fair in Turin, Italy, in 1911 .
Above the mine shaft entrance is the Russian mining engineers’ symbol. Source: Loren R Graham
  1. Increase your chances of success by seeking out and experimenting with a variety of ideas
  2. Accept that some failure is inevitable so do things on a small enough scale that its survivable
  3. Develop effective feedback loops between decision-makers and those closest to the action to quickly select what’s working in this local context.

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Govern the state by being straight-forward; wage war by being crafty. — Laozi

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