Don’t Listen to Experts

The Point

Donald Trump and Steve Jobs made the same career mistake: They listened to experts when they already are the experts.

Taking advice from people who know more is always a good thing. But, that doesn’t always mean taking advice. Sometimes that means trusting your own instincts.

How do you know whether to take advice or to advise yourself?—proof!

Look at your track record. Does your history—your resume, your folio, your record, your wake of failed kamikaze attackers—prove that you knew what was coming when your opposite-opinion “advisers” still don’t fully get it? If so, listen to history.