Summary of We Should Aim for Perfection – and Stop Fearing Failure

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UPS driver trainer Jon Bowers doesn’t tolerate anything short of perfection. He’s a stickler for details and demands seamless execution of the rules. Why? Because the consequences of imperfection could be deadly. In this presentation, Bowers makes an impassioned plea to reject the prevailing “do-your-best attitude” in favor of striving for perfection. His energetic, pithy talk will inspire managers, leaders and employees to set their sights higher.

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Jon Bowers oversees driver training at a UPS instructional facility.



Google makes millions of dollars by “typosquatting” – that is, advertising on websites that users frequently misspell. The company profits from user error. But mistakes are rarely so lucrative. When a coder at Amazon accidentally entered a typo in the company’s “supercode,” the mistake slowed the entire Internet and lost the company more than $160 million in just four hours. When an employee at New England Compound didn’t clean a pharmaceutical lab thoroughly, more than 700 people contracted meningitis, 76 of whom died. It’s time to start valuing perfection.

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