We are more advanced technologically than ever before. However, technology, in many respects, is leading to the decline of conversation.
—Cindy Ann Peterson
Incestuous, homogeneous fiefdoms of self-proclaimed expertise are always rank-closing and mutually self-defending, above all else.
We must humble ourselves before [others] so we may learn from what others have lived. It is only when we have added their expertise to our own that we can truly excel towards our most...
With the explosion of the internet has come numerous avenues for small business owners to share their expertise and position themselves as experts. And expertise is what consumers are looking for.
Don’t let the fact you haven’t done something before convince you that you can’t do it, or that it cannot be done perfectly the first time you try your hand at it.
We . . . go out into the Waste Land of Experts, each knowing so much about so little that he can neither be contradicted nor is worth contradicting.
Dickens writes that one of his characters, “listened to everything without seeming to, which showed he understood his business.
We shouldn’t let our envy of distinguished masters of the arts distract us from the wonder of how each of us gets new ideas. Perhaps we hold on to our superstitions about creativity in order...
I think a person who wants too much is asking to be disappointed…. I’d like to be good at just one thing.
The curious mind embraces science; the gifted and sensitive, the arts; the practical, business; the leftover becomes an economist
—Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The striking thing is that WHO doesn’t really have the authority to do any of this. It can’t tell governments what to do. It hires no vaccinators, distributes no vaccine. It is a small Geneva...
Suckers think that you cure greed with money, addiction with substances, expert problems with experts, banking with bankers, economics with economists, and debt crises with debt spending
He liked to start sentences with okay, so. It was a habit he had picked up from the engineers. He thought it made him sound smarter, thought it made him sound like them, those code...
We can learn so much looking outside our core field of expertise.
Skills are common. Talent is rare.
An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.
The older you get the more you realize that just because someone has an important job doesn’t necessarily mean that they do it responsibly, or are even good at it. There are many ‘D’ students...
Specialization, concentration and consistency is the key to outstanding performance… Love your zone!
Christianity does NOT replace the technical. When he tells you to feed the hungry and doesn’t give you lessons in cookery. If you want to learn THAT, you must go to a cook rather than...
Every man walks his own path, and every path has its fair share of locked doors. You never know who holds the key to a door you’ll need to open one day, so you best...
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