Believe the dreamers, not the experts

Posted: August 10, 2014 at 1:56 a.m.

History is littered with the failed predictions of experts. Yet governments hire high-paid consultants to advise on policy; businesses use them to vet research and development projects; and venture capitalists have them make investment decisions. Experts excel in looking backward, protecting their turf and saying what their clients want to hear.

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