Jack Uldrich
Show navigation Hide navigation

Step Up to The Counter of Unlearning

Posted in Ask a New Question, Assumptions, Beliefs, Books, Business, Curiosity, Intuition, Lessons Unlearned, New Cards, Opposite May Also be True, Questions, See What Isn't There, The Way We See the Problem

I enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell's book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, which discusses the value of heeding your intuition. It's a powerful idea.

Unfortunately, it is incomplete. Often our intuition is wrong.

The problem with Gladwell's book is that it never provides a counter narrative. That is he never tells those stories of people who trusted their intuition — and then got burned.

To stay open to the possibility that you might need to unlearn, it's wise to make it a habit to always search for counter-evidence.

Phrased another way, always ask this question: What could prove the idea (or me) wrong?

Looking for other questions you might ask yourself? Check out this old post:

What Questions Aren't You Asking?

A Turn-a-Round Question


Interested in having Jack speak at your next event?
Invite Jack to Speak


Subscribe to the Exponential Executive Newsletter now!

Get the foresight to flourish

Sign up our Friday Future 15 Newsletter and start taking time to think about tomorrow.