Experts are clueless

One of the lessons that Guy Kawasaki learned from Steve Jobs, which really rings true to me:

"Experts are clueless. Experts -- €”journalists, analysts, consultants, bankers, and gurus can't €œdo€ so they advise

They can tell you what is wrong with your product, but they cannot make a great one.

They can tell you how to sell something, but they cannot sell it themselves. They can tell you how to create great teams, but they only manage a secretary.

For example, the experts told us that the two biggest shortcomings of Macintosh in the mid 1980s was the lack of a daisy-wheel printer driver and Lotus 1-2-3; another advice gem from the experts was to buy Compaq. Hear what experts say, but don’t always listen to them." (from How To Change The World)

Posted on December 24, 2011 .