Opinions Are Like Elbows

We all have them, we just don’t get them out and show them to people all the time.  There’s a much ruder version of this aphorism that I usually use, but perhaps best not here.

A piece by John McTernan in yesterday’s FT caught my eye (I won’t link to it – I don’t subscribe and perhaps you don’t either).  It’s actually about Dominic Cummings.  But the bit I liked is more generally relevant:

“Very many people in politics have opinions, hardly any have plans.  Politicians are surrounded by people who are long on views but short on actionable advice.”

And not just politicians or people in politics for sure.

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