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Arthanari Chandrasekaran

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What is more valuable? Experience or Skills.

Experience or Skills, which becomes higher priority in this highly connected World?

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    Jul 10 2012: According to me, you ll be skilled only when you are experienced again there are exceptions ... but most of the time , one gains skill only out of experience so they both go hand in hand ...
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      Jul 22 2012: This question is Another false dichotomy. You need both.
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    Jul 10 2012: I would like to understand when the decision of selecting a particular employee for a particular role what importance does the experience parameter bring forth.

    When we say a person is 10 years or 15 years experienced general manager, what valuable information can we extract form that. Isn't it the skill that we are supposed to focus which alone can highlight the essentials of a particular person and help us see whether there is any mutual benefit between the person and the position.

    If there are 2 employees of 10 years experienced is there really any viable data that we can understand from it isn't age a more viable factor than experience.

    My statement is "Its the skill set that defines the possibility of a employee playing a role to the fullest performance and experience as a parameter doesn't highlight any vital data on which decision can be based."

    How far do you thing this statement holds good.
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    Jul 3 2012: I can make an argument for either. I would certainly want even a newly graduated bomb disposal person to defuse a bomb in my presence rather that a high experienced banker.

    I associate experience with middle or upper management and skilled workers in the production phase of development.

    So what I think we have here is a problem in sematics and quite possibly a circular argument.

    Perhaps a "specific" example would allow a specific answer. When applying for a job .. read the criteria carefully and answer accordingly.

    Remember most CEOs could not do the job required to manufacture the product. They lack the skills.

    All the best. Bob.
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    Jul 2 2012: Thanks for the response.

    I was trying to understand what drives decision making, is it the knowledge that we acquire from experience or irrespective of the experience is it the skill that we have in a particular field that drives our decision making process.
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    Jun 27 2012: None of them.
  • Jun 27 2012: Try this. Hope it helps.

    Experience is of supreme value in life.
    Good judgment comes from experience.
    Experience comes from bad judgment.

    A smart man/woman learns from their mistakes.
    A wise man/woman learns from others (mistakes)

    Letting go of old ideas absolutely is crucial.
    Willingness to do this is essential.

    Hope, faith or knowing. Pick one. Only one works.
    The other two are false.
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    Jun 26 2012: @Rafi, @Fritzie

    I am trying to understand what drives people to make wise decisions. Wise decisions are taken at times by a absolute newbie in a subject matter and sometimes it comes from a scholar who has decades of experience. So what drives them to arrive to such a decision and what are the key ingredients of making a wise decision.
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    Jun 26 2012: By the way. What do you want to achieve from this question ?

    Both are interconnected.
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    Jun 26 2012: Are you asking whether experience or skills are more important? Aren't skills gained through experience?