Misplaced self belief

by Dave on January 26, 2010

in culture

Great quote, from Chris Collison:

How often in an organisational situation do we get carried away with misplaced self-belief, a little (but not enough) knowledge, a little too much ego and an eager desire to just roll up our sleeves and get on with it – and create something that looks roughly right, but doesn’t withstand the test of time.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Paul Geraghty January 26, 2010 at 8:38 pm

… or are you actually suffering the Dunning-Kruger effect?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect

2 Dave January 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Ha – good one. Thanks for introducing me to that, Paul!

3 Paul Geraghty January 26, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Dunno about you, but I winced when I read it … nailed me, the bastards.

4 Noel January 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

Hide that quote Dave, before it gets out!

5 Paul Irvine January 29, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Err, how does this square with the oft repeated suggesting to ‘JFDI’ ?? ;-)

6 Paul Irvine January 29, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Damn, that should have read suggestion … not suggesting.

7 Paul Geraghty January 30, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I think there are probably some warning signs you might be suffering the Dunning-Kruger effect.

1. This might be having to keep reposting on a blog because you didn’t think you need to proof read your post – in your head you are an excellent touch typist. ;)

2 This might be saying (publicly) “should have this online for you to have a look at by Monday around 3 ish”, and on the following Saturday afternoon you are still walking on it. ;) (me again, today, still at it… sigh…)

8 Paul Geraghty January 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Damn, that should have read working … not walking.

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