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> Organisations that can keep their mistakes secret, can make themselves seem much more capable

And also much slower to learn from their mistakes. The history of the CIA is pretty depressing, in this regard.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Ashes_(book)




Legacy of Ashes does a pretty good job to that end...

https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Ashes-History-Tim-Weiner/dp/03...




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