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Perfection

11 Jul

“what is good enough? 75%, 90%, 99.9%?

If 99.9% was good enough, then 301 entries in the Oxford English Dictionary would be mis-spelled, 37200 passengers would not arrive safetly in the Changi Airport, 3013 defective mobile phones will be shipped daily.

…..

If 99.9% was good enough, then 32 babies would be discharged to the wrong parents, 775 patients would be given the wrong treatment every month, 4158 polyclinic patients would be mis-diagnosed.

99.9% just isnt good enough.

good is not good when we have to do better.”


Ivy Ng,
Deputy CEO, SingHealth
CEO, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

this extract of her speech was made during one of the commencement ceremonies this year. got to give credit to the person who wrote this script…. its amazing.

NUS Commencement Ceremony – Class of 2010, Congratulations.

to think that 6 yrs after i graduated from NUS, there are still ppl from my batch who graduated this year. MSc and PhDs……. hmmm…… learning never stops.

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3 Comments

Posted by on July 11, 2010 in i-Reflect

 

3 responses to “Perfection

  1. Yasin

    July 17, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Well, at least learning never stops as long as you got the monetory means to do it..

     
  2. misspegasus

    July 25, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    money does make a difference…..

     
  3. PotterRUS

    July 31, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I would like to exchange links with your site misspegasus.wordpress.com
    Is this possible?

     

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