The Experts" How much credence do you give the opinion of others? When we give the opinion of others authority over our actions we may be making a very costly mistake.
Here are some examples of exactly how wrong the opinion of others can be... even those of the so-called EXPERTS...
Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances. - Dr. Lee DeForest, Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943
I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year. - Editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957
But what is it good for?- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.
A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chew cookies as you make. - Response to Debbi Fields idea of starting Mrs. Fields Cookies
We don't like their sound and guitar music is on the way out - Decca Recording Co., rejecting the Beatles, 1962
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. Ken Olson, President, Chairman, and Founder, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
Be your own expert. Nobody knows you as you do. Be wise, but don't be afraid to try something that hasn't been done before. "Never been done before" is where true innovation lies.