CHAPTER 6SMART ABOUT SOMETHING ELSETHE BENEFIT OF RELATED EXPERTISE

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WE ALMOST HAVE a complete picture of the Zero-Gravity Thinker. To recap, psychological distance foils Groupthink, and renaissance tendencies fuel imagination. So, what does the last characteristic, related expertise, do? It disrupts ExpertThink.

Related expertise is just what it suggests: expertise in an area that is relevant but not specific to the challenge at hand. The objective of related expertise is not to weigh down the team with more of what they are already likely to know. It is to inspire them to explore the world from the perspective of what they don’t know. Related ...

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