It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. Variant: If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. - Grace Hopper Have you ever personally tried this (apologized after/didn't request permission first), and how did it turn out for you? I tend to present my ideas at work, and then ask for permission first, because I'd hate to go through all the effort of working on a project that I thought was a good idea, only to get it shot down. Discuss?