Episode 4: pari passu (on equal footing?)

Who invited the newby to the discussion? Why can’t the seasoned expert be open to new ideas? What perspective can add the most value to a decision or an argument? Is it true that “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt“? Here’s Episode Four of For the Sake of Argument. A satisfyingly friendly debate on who really owns the conversation.  

Definition: Be it resolved that the amateur mindset is more valuable than the expert mindset. In our definition, we note that amateur does not mean “uninformed” – it suggests some familiarity with the subject, but at an “amateur” level. The term “valuable” relates to the finding and development of new solutions – i.e. valuable to problem solving.

Guests:
Gary Millard – an environmental scientist helping navigate the energy transition. Gary volunteers with Bike Calgary, an advocacy group improving infrastructure and support for cycling. Both Gary and Dewly are Fellows with the Energy Futures Lab.


Dewly Nelson – a Councillor with the Town of Hinton and Mayoral Candidate for the upcoming fall election. Both Gary and Dewly are Fellows with the Energy Futures Lab.

Further Reading:
Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow – by Daniel Kahneman, and his Google Talk on the topic

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.” – attributed to Bertrand Russell

And, as always: The fine print
The opinions and discussions presented in this podcast are solely those of the hosts and guests for the purposes of this podcast and unrelated to their professional work. This podcast generates no revenue.

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