Tuesday, January 01, 2008

"The curse of knowledge"

Knowledge brings ignorance. Period.

"Once you’ve become an expert in a particular subject, it’s hard to imagine not knowing what you do. Your conversations with others in the field are peppered with catch phrases and jargon that are foreign to the uninitiated. When it’s time to accomplish a task — open a store, build a house, buy new cash registers, sell insurance — those in the know get it done the way it has always been done, stifling innovation as they barrel along the well-worn path."

Be wary. Be very, very wary.

Jay, from Bangalore