Sunday, March 22, 2015

Succeeding in the Information Economy as the Expert (Pt. 2)

"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.  ..."  --- Niels Bohr  Danish physicist (1885 - 1962) 

The true expert is a person who absolutely comprehends most of the worst mistakes which can be made in a very narrow terrain.  By understanding "the tectonic level" that operates behind each possible mistake, he knows the exception that could shift the gist of the situation.

"I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along.  ..."  
-  Bertrand Russell

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