The problem with experts is that only one can be in a room at any given time. If you want to ruin a dinner party, invite two experts. Knowing is not listening. Experts are expert at defending their point of view, but are rarely capable of seeing another’s point of view. That makes it difficult as an innovator seeking wise counsel when the space is rife with authorities. You know the old joke: What do you call it when two experts meet in a bar? A faculty dinner (alternative punch line: a Microsoft retirees convention)…

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Earl: So what do you think of my idea?

Howe: It's stupid. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb.

Earl: What? Why?

Howe: It is the role of the expert to destroy other's ideas. I'm simply playing my part.