Tuesday April 23, 2013

Expert Beginners

Erik Dietrich on the rise of the “Expert Beginner”:

The Expert Beginner has nowhere to go because progression requires an understanding that he has a lot of work to do, and that is not a readily available conclusion…The Expert Beginner has perfected the craft of bowling a 160 out of 300 possible points by doing exactly the same thing week in and week out with no significant deviations from routine or desire to experiment. This is because he believes that 160 is the best possible score by virtue of the fact that he scored it.

This describes so much of the “startup” culture today.