I'm mindful of the old adage, ‘If you see an intelligent person, wear out their doorstep'.
How do you make good decisions? We may have experience, but do we reflect and challenge that experience, notice what other people do and the success or failure that follows? You can learn as much from a bad decision as a good one.
As tech companies say, ‘fail fast and often’ (albeit, learn from your mistakes and be agile). The more you surround yourself with a demographically and cognitively diverse team, the better your decisions will be.
It may be more comfortable working with someone who agrees with you, but as Ian Leslie’s book Conflicted states: “Business relationships either become too t...