Being pompous and learning from mistakes Ross Kimbarovsky | September 14th, 2010
One of our senior engineers, Tal Liron, posted a comment earlier this year in response to a blog post about programming.The comment ended with this smart and valuable statement:
It’s not that being pompous leads us to make mistakes. It’s that being pompous inhibits our ability to learn from mistakes, or even to recognize them as such. It’s thus not a crisis of attitude, but a crisis of learning.