Jeff Bezos Says People With High Intelligence Do This 1 Thing Often. (Now, Amazon Just Proved His Point) – Inc.com

Jeff Bezos Says People With High Intelligence Do This 1 Thing Often. (Now, Amazon Just Proved His Point) – Inc.com

Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos has long maintained that one single attribute separates people of high intelligence from everyone else: the ability and courage to change their minds. "People who are right a lot listen a lot, and they change their mind a lot.... They wake up and reanalyze things and change their mind. If you don't change your mind frequently, you're going to be wrong a lot." "[T]he smartest people are constantly revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they'd already solved. They're open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking." Of course, it's one thing to say that in the abstract. It's another entirely to act on it -- especially when changing your mind could cost you money (sunk costs) or cause other people to think less of you..  But now, almost as if on cue, Amazon has provided an amazing example of Bezos's observation in action. After investing four years in a restaurant delivery service Amazon said this week that in effect, the company has changed its collective mind. While the ....


And be willing to change your mind. Published on: Jun 12, 2019 Like this column? Sign up to subscribe to email alerts and you'll never miss a post. The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com. . .

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