Nalini Muppala

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Ignorance and Expertise

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There are simply too many things going on for any one person even to know the key basics in every relevant field, never mind become an expert or have some insight.

No-one can be an expert on all of those

Benedict Evans on Limits of Knowledge

I completely agree with Benedict. When one person can not synthesize a multitude of areas, a team of experts is the answer. Each person in this fictional team is a “T” expert — meaning having a decent understanding of a variety of areas and a deep understanding in the area(s) of core concentration. When the understanding of such a team is put together the result is a solid understanding. One needs to be careful to have few gaps between the stems of “T”s to avoid cracks and blind spots.


Written by Nalini Kumar Muppala

January 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

Posted in Theory

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