Nancy, wife of Joe Sutter who designed the 747, often asked:

1. Are you doing the best you can?

2. Are you doing what you think is right?

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I think it's interesting that neither of these questions address outcome. They don't ask, are you successful, or are you achieving what you set out to do? Just, are you doing your best? You could almost operate blind and answer these questions, with no idea what the results of your work would be.

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