Explain Yourself!

by Dwayne Phillips

One of the bigger compliments in the knowledge world in which we live is when someone wants to know what I know.

“I don’t have to explain myself to you! I am a grand exalted expert in expertise and all grand exalted things!” said a frustrated expert when told, “Explain yourself.”

I have been the grand exalted expert who was told to explain myself to those less-than-grand and un-exalted non-experts of the world. Hmmmf! The nerve of them to not accept my opinion.

Foolish me. They were complimenting me, and it was probably an undeserved compliment.

They wanted to know what I knew and what I was doing. I had created knowledge that they wanted.

Does anything get any better than that in this knowledge-worker world?


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Dwayne Phillips

Engineer, computing, consulting, writing, teaching, and a few other things in an effort to make us all better and smarter.