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How Becoming An Expert Can Make You Closed-Minded

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.31.2015 | Science

What are you an expert in? Whether it's politics, chemistry or playing an instrument, a new study finds there's one major downside to having in-depth...

An Open Letter to the BMJ Regarding US Dietary Guidance

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This commentary is not authoritative. It is not a counterweight. It is, at best, a paperweight. I am sorry to say its prominent placement on your editor's desk redounds to your discredit.

How an Entrepreneur Quit Her Job And Built a $20M Company

Harry Red | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Harry Red

As cofounder and CEO of TayganPoint Consulting Group, a firm with $20 million in annual revenue, Joy Taylor is an excellent example. Case in point? She hit upon her first success at 29.

Bioethics as a Profession: Expertise and Accountability for the Gene Editing Debate

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 06.18.2015 | Science
Silvia Camporesi

With my students in the MA in Bioethics & Society at King's College London we spend one lecture at the beginning of the year discussing who and what the bioethicist is.

Impossible Knowledge: Are You an Expert?

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.22.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

I grew up with a habitual overclaimer. He wildly exaggerated his expertise, at times claiming knowledge of things he couldn't possibly know -- people, events, ideas that simply do not exist. We're all familiar with these people who feel the need to overestimate what they know about the world. What underlies such assertions of impossible knowledge?

Five Success Strategies From an Accidental Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Many of us don't set out to become entrepreneurs running companies and managing scores of people.

3 Signs of You Becoming a Thought Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

The phrase thought leader instantly sparks up names like Timothy Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki, and all the successful bloggers throughout the World. I'm not ...

6 Fundamentals of Being an Authority in Your Field

John Murphy | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
John Murphy

Being seen as an authority in your field is pretty much your ticket to building a successful business - it is most certainly a requirement to having long term relationships with your clients.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

Fewer Words About Sex, Food and Documentaries

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If we can't trust any prior experts, why on earth should we trust this batch? The message that experts can't be trusted does exactly what it is intended to do: It cultivates distrust.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

The 'Brain App' That's Better Than Spritz

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Annie Murphy Paul

Spritz makers claim the app allows users to read at staggeringly high rates of speed: 600 or even 1,000 words per minute. However, when we read really fast -- especially in complex or difficult material -- our understanding of the text suffers.

Behind On A Deadline? Read This

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Jennifer Dziura

Are deadlines chasing you like fiery hell-demons? Do they thump from under the floor like Poe's tell-tale heart? Do they watch you like the all-seeing eye of Sauron? If you have an impossible deadline, here's a quick read. (It should be -- you have a deadline, right?)

You? An Expert? Really?

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.27.2014 | Small Business
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Various online sources claim the word "expert" is from the Latin "expertus," which means, loosely, having tested, proved or experienced. And that's just what we expect from experts -- that they learn and discover better ways to do things we can't do ourselves.

The 12 Business Books to Read in 2014

Adam Grant | Posted 02.16.2014 | Books
Adam Grant

Here are a dozen books with big implications for the world of work that are likely to make a splash in the coming year.

Well, Martha, Most Bloggers Really ARE Experts

Marci Rich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

This is a wonderful time to be a real person. Ordinary people -- folks just like you and me -- are popping up all over the place. You see us in ads for e-readers, Fords, and room fresheners.

"Precisely Right. No Doubt. Trust Me."

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.19.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

More and more of our communication takes place online these days. We make our judgments and choices based on information that comes without smiles or shrugs or distant gazes. How do we identify self-assured experts in the digital age?

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Scott Barry Kaufman

By redefining and broadening the concept of intelligence, hopefully we can increase society's appreciation for the intelligence and diverse strengths of many different kinds of minds, including prodigies, savants, and late bloomers, as well as those with dyslexia, autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD.

Operations: Get More From Your Team Without Sucking Their Souls Dry

Landon Ray | Posted 06.03.2013 | Small Business
Landon Ray

What is it that big, stodgy corporations have discovered about running a business that keeps things chaos-free? The answer is that big businesses have discovered 'process' and they've run with it.

Leadership: The Killer App That Almost Everyone Overlooks

Landon Ray | Posted 05.07.2013 | Small Business
Landon Ray

Because a truly successful venture is rarely a one-person show, your ability to get the right people on your team -- and doing their best work -- is possibly the most critical, and often overlooked, skill an entrepreneur can have.

Prosperity Within Our Reach

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 03.09.2013 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

We all want prosperity for our families and we know the steps for achieving it. It is in our hands to make it a reality.

Polymaths, Bumblebees and the 'Expert' Myth

April Rinne | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
April Rinne

We don't need to do away with experts entirely. Instead, let's update and refine what it means to be an expert in the 21st century.

Ingredients to Success

Hulya Aksu | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Hulya Aksu

What is the secret ingredient needed to make an impact in the world? Is it resilience, or perhaps bravado, tenacity?