Arrogance is More Dangerous Than Incompetence

More from Ted Dzibua:

What I really learned from the fall of Pressflip is that arrogance is more dangerous than incompetence. I believed that raw engineering prowess could make up for the complete lack of business experience, a product that really only appealed to the people who build the technology behind it, and an addressable market that could easily be mistaken for roundoff error. Arrogant people don’t listen to criticism, they just run themselves into the wall. Incompetent people can usually be led in the right direction, even though they may execute their way into the dirt. Arrogance doesn’t listen to reason, it only listens to itself. [link]

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Andy is an award-winning blogger and author of the book Blogwild! A Guide for Small Business Blogging. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Wired, Business Week, Forbes, and other national and international media. He was worked at several San Francisco startups including Get Satisfaction, SAY Media, InMobi, Keas, and Mindjet. Currently, Andy is Director of Marketing at Lucidworks. Tw · Fb · G+ · Li

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