In the sort of cases you described, it may be helpful to rephrase what all can go wrong? into what has to go right?
Recognized business leaders have lots of inspirational quotes and everyone tends to think of how many multipliers of extra work they are capable of. Whereas, in my anecdotal experience, the most surprising things are what they don't do.
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