There Are No ‘Experts’

Although I am a consultant, I’m wary of ‘experts’.  These are the people that know exactly what to do in your situation and have seen it all.  Sometimes they’re real, but here are some things to consider:

  • They have no risk factors like you do – if they’re wrong, oh well
  • Advice is extremely easy to give when you don’t have to sit in the big chair.  Thousands of beer-swilling expert head coaches at Canucks games underline this truth
  • Every situation is different and calls for unique wisdom and consideration

Better to consult wise people, consider their advice and then do what you think is right.  In the end, we’re all learners, and an expert is someone who lives more than 50 miles away.

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