Hold Strong Opinions, Weakly

Bob Sutton, the author of Scaling Up Excellence, wrote a short but brilliant blog post back in 2006. It’s been saved to my bookmarks bar since I read it.

In the post, Sutton characterises ‘wise people’ as:

Those who have the courage to act on their knowledge, but the humility to doubt what they know.

He goes on to describe a piece of advice issued by Bob Johansen of Palo Alto’s Institute for the Future on how to act like a wise person.

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