If You’re Never Wrong, You’re Doing it Wrong
In the mid-1960s, Fred Smith was an undergraduate student polishing up an economics paper. He could see the computerized age coming and could see the world around him speeding up. In that world, he thought something would need to change—specifically, that packages would need to get from point A to point B more quickly and efficiently. He wrote up his ideas in a paper for an economics class. He got a C on the paper, along with a bracing comment from a professor: “Well, Fred, the concept is interesting and well formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’ grade, your ideas also have to be feasible.