The Dunning-Kruger Effect

12 July 2010 at 23:01

When people are incompetent in the strategies they adopt to achieve success and satisfaction, they suffer a dual burden: Not only do they reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it.

— from Errol Morris’ series of articles on the anosognosic’s dilemma

The thing about expert opinion…

10 March 2010 at 20:36

Shows you the problem with blindly following experts: They’re experts on the past. No one is an expert on the future.

Often, people “in the know” try to fit you into a mold of what’s come before. If it’s foreign, strange, or new from how they’re used to working, they’ll tell you it’s wrong.

Matt Linderman on the importance of keeping expert opinion in perspective.