Success forgives all sins

As I am watching the Uber fiasco, I am reading “Chaos Monkeys”. In the book, the author lists the rules of Silicon Valley capitalism, one of them is “Success forgives all sins”.

I think this not only applies to silicon valley. It applies to many aspects in life. More generically “History is written by the victors”.

If you are against it and it succeeds, history is written by the victors, and success forgives all sins. If you don’t like it and it fails, you become the brilliant who saw it coming, the victor.