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20/20: 20 Great Lists by 20 Outstanding Business Thinkers by Diana Renner, Steven D’Souza

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1.THE LEADER WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

Anna Simioni, the former Chief Learning Officer of a European financial institution, didn’t care for studying and hated homework in primary school. She was an attentive student and did well, but would often trade homework with her classmates. She did not suffer from the view that she needed to “know”; she was happy with being “good enough.”

At high school Anna started her own philosophical movement with a small group of friends, who called themselves “Uncertaintists: The people who are not certain.” Their motto was “never be absolute,” because they believed that you could never really know for sure whether you were going or not going to do something that at a certain moment you believe or do not believe. When she ...

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