No matter how far you've gone down the wrong road, you can still turn back

By John Falzon
March 23 2020 - 1:00pm
The coronavirus outbreak has exposed just how vulnerable many parts of Australian society are. Picture: Shutterstock

Many years ago, when I was in the throes of getting a longish discussion paper finished and finding myself unnecessarily tangled in knots, I was lucky to be given some stern advice. "The perfect is the enemy of the good," my mentor, a retired diplomat, growled at me. "Just finish the bloody thing." It was a moment of liberation.



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