Permission and forgiveness

Ask for forgiveness rather than permission is a maxim we often hear in entrepreneurial circles.

Sometimes, you can use this to overcome inertia and move things forward.

Sometimes, doing so can backfire and erode trust .

At no time can this be used to break a promise, do something immoral or to simply be a jerk.

In the short run, it might be tempting to hustle your way forward. Yet, the longer your journey, the more valuable are trust and permission.