The ability to change your mind

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:17 pm

I don’t know how I got to it, but a few weeks ago I read a blog post about some advice from Jeff Bezos. The advice? That people who were right a lot of the time were the ones that were able to change their mind.

A few days ago John Gruber was critical of an iPhone 6 review that misrepresented Steve Jobs and Apple, when the reality was that Jobs would change his mind very quickly.

So why am I mentioning this? Because in both cases it reminded me why I am a skeptic, you must be able to change your mind.

With these two examples I think that change was not just good, it was essential. If Jeff Bezos hadn’t tried something new then there would be no Amazon today, and think about the difference between Apple of the 90s compared to Apple of today…

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