On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 4:20 PM Nathan <nawrich(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Philippe moved on, so the easy solution - put him in
everything - isn't going to work.
I laughed. Thank you for this. But remember, I was in front of Arbcomm for
a not too dissimilar case, being accused of overreaching and an unhelpful
response and tone (false, true and true, in that order). I learned from my
mistakes. More importantly, I hope (and believe) that the WMF learned from
The people on the T&S team are neither dumb nor disconnected. Quite the
opposite. I hired and worked with a couple of them and know them to be
talented, thoughtful and deliberate. I know Katherine to be the same.
On the basis of that “insider” knowledge - and that is truly all the
insider knowledge that I have here - I trust that there is more here that I
do not and can not know.
I trust the people and the process. I wish I could find a way to share that
trust in such a way that it would be adopted by more. Maybe you have to
live it to develop it, but these are talented staff making hard decisions.
No doubt they will err some - but it’s not because they didn’t try
everything they know to get it right.
I wish we could put away the pitchforks - and also (on the wmf side) make
ourselves available and open to listening and sharing whatever we can - if
there is anything and try like hell to deescalate this thing.
Or give me time to go buy more popcorn. One or the other.
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