Takeaways from a book on the Wright brothers


— David McRaney: “Success boils down to serially avoiding catastrophic failure while routinely absorbing manageable damage.”

— Wilbur: “The man who wishes to keep at the problem long enough to really learn anything positively must not take dangerous risks. Carelessness and overconfidence are usually more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks.”

— “You can aim for big things, but you have to love the work.” You don’t know if or when a big breakthrough will occur, so you better enjoy the day-to-day.