It's wrong - The purpose of knowledge is action, not knowledge
It's wrong. You have to do both!
"The purpose of knowledge is action, not knowledge."— Thinking Deep (@ThinkingDeep__) March 13, 2022
— Aristotle pic.twitter.com/uNHl1gRLDS
When you don't, you get as Noubar Afeyan described
"The way people think about entrepreneurship and innovation is that it's unruly, chaotic. It's an illusion. It's a profession like all others."
Ask yourself this question. Would you go build a mobile app, a website, cloud platform after reading a few blogs?
But don't we do this with business? And design too?
It's a trained skill like any other. You go and learn, train, practice to hit a baseball. Paint a portrait. Engineer an application
And so, you combine art with science to discover and build a business.
This analogy from @BrandonMChu nails it. It's not static.
It's a pendulum you have to swing between action and learning.
We'd often oscillate on telling teams to, eg:— Brandon Chu (@BrandonMChu) March 11, 2022
- optimize for speed vs. focus on quality
- everyone needs KPIs vs. only qualitative goals
- don't think about revenue vs. generate revenue!
This seems needlessly confusing - why weren't we consistent, why didn't we choose?
We all start life appreciating our own craft more than other peoples'.
But over time, you learn to appreciate all crafts as much as your own.
That's also one benefit of embracing the generalist within you.