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Why know-it-alls defend bad ideas

That's my rewrite of Scott Berkun's essay titled, "#40 Why Smart People Defend Bad Ideas" (he's much kinder than I am about some of the behavior he describes). Hat-tip to Matt Homann, who puts the piece in great, legal context:

"Now I know lawyers are trained to defend bad ideas (or at least advocate for clients with bad ideas), but what really struck me when I read the essay is just how often I’ve seen this behavior in opposing counsel, colleagues, and even myself.  Read the entire essay ..."

Posted by Laurel Newby on June 29, 2005 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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