Tuesday, 6 October 2015

People who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds.

Jeff Bezos said in a conversation with 37 signals that in his observation people who were right a lot of the times were people who often changed their minds.

He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today.
He’s observed that the smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a well formed point of view, but it means you should consider your point of view as temporary.


Source: https://signalvnoise.com/posts/3289-some-advice-from-jeff-bezos

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