Guy Kawasaki captured this sentiment in his opening sentence of Reality Check, “Flailing, grinding, thrashing, and getting lucky are why companies succeed. Not knowing you’re doing something that’s ‘impossible’ helps, too….”
Instead, Learn for the Questions
While it may be a good idea to become wary of experts in the field—there is still a compelling reason to continue reading articles, attending events, and talking to others in the field over coffee. If we are learners in this field, we want to be the best learners possible.
And that means knowing which questions to ask. The more we learn, the more we should want to learn about innovation and the social and environmental issues that can share a symbiotic connection.
As Kawasaki and Theriault allude, we shouldn’t let inexperience be a barrier…especially when it may be our greatest strength.