We spend our time responding rationally to a world which we understand and recognize, but which no longer exists.

Eddie Obeng

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About This Quote

“Smart Failure for a Fast-Changing World.” TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Smart Failure for a Fast-Changing World." TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from business educator Eddie Obeng's 2012 TED Talk about how people can keep up with society's rapid changes. This particular quote means that people are behind the curve when it comes to the reality of the world: we believe that the world is a certain way, and behave as if it is that way, but the world we are responding to no longer exists because it has changed since we last understood it fully. In other words, our environment is changing faster than we can learn about it. Watch the full TED Talk here: Eddie Obeng - Smart Failure for a Fast-Changing World