Never listen to someone claiming to be an expert
I was reading the new york times small business section today and came across this article. The subject was Goldman Sach's employees who left the company to do something other then finance. These former employees were sending back suggestions to Goldman. One I particulary liked was: Don't trust anyone claiming to be an expert. I couldn't agree more. Why? It's one part arrogance. I'd rather not work with someone so full of themselves. Second, I feel as though experts think that they're done learning, that they know everything that they need to know. This is of course not true. Our greatest minds continue to search and read to uncover knew truths. Third, they're not going to listen to you. They know more than you, so why listen to your problems.