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What Makes Me an Expert

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Failure is the mother of success

Failure is the mother of success

Assaf just published his expert opinion on the nature of experts. Since I DO consider myself an expert in few areas, I feel that I have to explain what makes me an expert. It’s not the amount of reading (there’s always one more book) or opinions I’ve heard (where I’m coming from everyone is highly opinionated and has more than one opinion). It’s not the amount of studies I had (it took my wife less time to complete her DVM then it took me to get my B.sc).  What makes me, as well as many others, an expert is the fact that I did many good mistakes and learned a lot a long the process.  Thomas Edison once said, “I make more mistakes than anyone I know. And eventually I patent them.”

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Written by sharon

October 3rd, 2008 at 1:56 pm

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