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Quantifiable (Questioning Authority Pt 8)

Quantifiable (Questioning Authority Pt 8)

So the argument is that expertise isn't subjective or relative—it's really about having a "deep knowledge" of a subject. 

But what does "deep knowledge" mean? How do we quantify and measure that? How do we create something objective and measurable if we only have tools that are subjective and relative?


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Too much expertise (Questioning Authority Pt. 5)

Too much expertise (Questioning Authority Pt. 5)

Is there such a thing as too much expertise? Can your credibility make you even more liable if your insight goes in the wrong direction? Today we're looking at the consequences of an expert's testimony when he turns out to be wrong.


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Meat eaters are selfish (Questioning Authority Pt. 4)

Meat eaters are selfish (Questioning Authority Pt. 4)

Expertise and authority can make you pretty powerful. Doctors and lawyers are a good example of that. But with that power comes a great responsibility (thanks Spider-man!). So what happens when we leverage the power but ditch the responsibility? 


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The Expert Blindspot (Questioning Authority Pt 3)

The Expert Blindspot (Questioning Authority Pt 3)

So maybe you're a subject matter expert. But does that automatically mean you can teach someone else what you know? In Part 3 of Questioning  Authority, let's look at the idea of the "expert blindspot," and how knowing something and teaching something are often two different somethings. 


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Questioning Authority

Questioning Authority

I'm a writer. I know, I know ... shocker. But there are nuances to being a writer that some people never consider.

For starters, a writer often has to quickly make him or herself an "authority" on a topic, using source material to gain an inside perspective, to write about it in a way that resonates with and conveys meaning to the reader. We become "on the fly experts." It's part of the job.

And that's a job I've done since I was very young. I've made a career of it. I teach other people to do it, and to get better at it, to leverage that ability to build or improve their business and their lives. It's a core belief—something I don't question. And yet, recently I've been challenged on that belief, and it has me thinking. 


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