Being pompous and learning from mistakes Ross | 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.

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  • How true. The first step in effective learning is to accept that you simply don’t know what you don’t know.

  • Johni Rees

    How true.

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