Professional blinders

It seems that everyone has an answer in dealing with the latest iteration of web technologies – social media. However, as complexity theory tells us, there are no clear and simple answers. Simple processes can create highly complex systems. Maybe that’s why some disciplines might come across as professional liars.

The conceit that we have the answers might be partially at fault. I mean, many of us have spent years in our professions and we have the credentials and certifications to prove it. We must know what we’re talking about, right? But what if none of us can really see the whole picture?

Listening to others and engaging in meaningful conversations is a first step in losing our disciplinary blinders. Let’s not be blind monks examining the elephant.


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