The Wall Street Journal had an article today about how to learn from the high profile mistakes of others. One of the examples was, of course former Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld. The article talked about his abrasive manner lead to his “fall”. I thought that a rather curious choice, as Rumsfeld was the longest serving Secretary of Defense ever. It would seem that if his “fall” was the result of his manner, abrasive seems the way to go to avoid that as long as possible. Perhaps the authors should have gone with a “living inside a bubble” example, rather than being one themselves.