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Being Prepared to be Wrong January 10, 2008

Posted by cjescribano in experiments.

I saw this wonderful video today on schools and creativity:


One of the points that Sir Ken Robinson makes is:
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original.”

That’s just another thought that points me in the direction of experiments. With experiments, you’re automatically prepared to be wrong because there is no right or wrong–there’s just a result. You may have a hypothesis that’s wrong. But that “wrong” becomes new knowledge, so you feel good.

Experiments free you from the fear of being wrong and the fear of failing.

For a week now, I’ve been keeping up with my experiment to blog everyday. Already, it’s been more than worth it. I didn’t set out to look into the power of experiments, but that’s what’s bubbled up.



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