[MUD-Dev] Improper Assessment

Brian Lindahl lindahlb at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 4 13:53:51 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


From: "Chris Holko" <cholko at mindspring.com>

> When Bad Ideas Won't Die.

>    http://hbsworkingknowledge.hbs.edu/pubitem.jhtml?id=3390&t=leadership

This reminds me of the psychology article that someone posted to
this mailing list not too long ago:

  http://www.apa.org/journals/psp/psp7761121.html

The article covers how ignorance of a topic leads to ignorance of
your expertise in the topic.

The similarity occurs in one subtopic found in each article:
improper assessments.

In the 'bad idea' article, bad assessment of a project's ability to
profit is incredibly hard to discourage. In the psych article, bad
assessment of one's talent is incredibly hard to notice for the
untalented.

Just an observation.

Brian Lindahl
Development Director
The Cathyle Project
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