Could I Be Wrong?
By Rachel Stewart | October 4, 2018 |
Last week I listened to an interview of Howard Marks, one of the co-founders and chairs of Oaktree Capital and one of the country’s leading financial experts and investors.
1. The Need to Be Right – Considering another person’s perspective takes a strange combination of humility and bravery—you have to be courageous enough to put down your defenses and meek enough to consider and actively look for the flaws and the discrepancies in your own thinking.
2. The Need to Know – We get conditioned early that there is just one right answer and if you don’t know it, something is categorically wrong with you. Even raising your hand to ask a question or to have something clarified is a situation fraught with embarrassment and humiliation. Not knowing is seen as a kind of weakness.