Advice from Jeff Bezos

Nov 14, 2012

Speaking with the guys at 37signals, Bezos had a really insightful thought. Jason Fried writes:

He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. […]

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a well formed point of view, but it means you should consider your point of view as temporary.

What trait signified someone who was wrong a lot of the time? Someone obsessed with details that only support one point of view. If someone can’t climb out of the details, and see the bigger picture from multiple angles, they’re often wrong most of the time.