Management Talk: Unfinished business

This series has to end somewhere. As Paul Valéry said: "A poem is never finished; it's always an accident that puts a stop to it, that is to say, gives it to the public."

19th February, 2012
Management Talk: Unfinished business
Ivor Kenny: 'Management is all about an unknowable future.'

This series has to end somewhere. Paul Valéry said: "*Un poème n'est jamais achevé; c'est toujours un accident qui le termine, c'est-á-dire qui le donne au public.*" Or: "A poem is never finished; it's always an accident that puts a stop to it, that is to say, gives it to the public." A colleague in TCD once said to me: "When you've written something, stop picking at it, publish it - and go on and...

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