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Old 10-20-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Smart people change their minds

This is an interesting article on Jeff Bezos (the guy behind Amazon.com) and why he thinks the smart people change their mind, sometimes, even after they have convinced themselves they have solved a problem.

Jeff Bezos: The Smart People Change Their Minds | TechCrunch
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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Interesting article. Chalk one up for changing their mind vs following the gut feeling.
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This is an interesting article on Jeff Bezos (the guy behind Amazon.com) and why he thinks the smart people change their mind
It's obviously served Jeff Bezos well.

Funny how many consider it a fatal flaw in political opponents...
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The ones who are wrong — well, they too often get lost in the details that just support one point of view, Bezos said.
I sat in a 5-day meeting this week. The result was that we discovered the project had no project manager. I imagine this sounds familiar to many of you who have retired.

Irony: 4 of the ten meeting participants for our company are line managers. On the concluding day 3 more managers were invited in. The person appointed to lead the project was missing on the last day, as she was on vacation.
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Interesting article. Chalk one up for changing their mind vs following the gut feeling.
And not having too big of an ego too. Like you say, if you look at it logically, it's not really that you were wrong, it's that you got more information to base a decision on.
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