I read this here from Bob Sutton:
A couple years ago I was talking the Institute’s (Palo Alto Institue of the Future) Bob Johansen about wisdom, and he explained that – to deal with an uncertain future and still move forward – he advises people to have “strong opinions, which are weakly held.”
Charteuse continues on this describing:
Google and Terrorism works. GM and High Schools don’t. But again,what scares me isn’t Al Qaeda. It’s institutions and people trying to preserve the old way of doing things.
They say the difference between being smart and wise is to have “Strong Opinions, Weakly Held”. It’s the difference between the Clinton and Bush administrations. It’s also the core to successful 21st Century thinking.
Interesting to think about. What are your strong beliefs and would you be willing to change the way you go about getting them executed or implemented?