The art of learning from idiots

My quotable thought for the day:

    Any idiot can learn from a wise man, but it takes a wise man to learn from an idiot. Learning the latter is useful, because while wise men are rare, you will never run out of idiots.

Categories: The Innovation Architect

Author:Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

One Comment on “The art of learning from idiots”

  1. August 16, 2010 at 10:26 #

    That’s a catchy quote but I have two problems with it. By definition it is not possible to learn from an idiot only perhaps in the context of idiots (humans are pretty bad at learning from mistakes). Then, I’d suggest being able to learn with idiots is even rarer than having wise man around, otherwise there wouldn’t be any idiots by now.

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