- kain ramsay
- United Kingdom
Life & Leadership Coach, Kain Ramsay Life Balance Coaching
Is understanding more valuable than knowledge?
2 years ago I attended a short course in basic accounting.
My course tutor had hugely impressed me with her knowledge of the subject, which if I'm totally honest, overwhelmed me a bit and left me more confused about the subject than what I was before I started.
One day when I asked how I could apply this new knowledge in the context of a new business I was starting at the time, I was horrified with the answer I received.
She said, "Although I am your course tutor and have a wide knowledge of this subject, I am probably not the best person to ask as I have never personally kept a set of accounts. Perhaps you could ask someone else who has a better understanding of the subject?"
Now although this lady had over 5 years experience of teaching this subject and did not just impress me, but everyone else on the course with the extent of her knowledge, we would have found her understanding to be ever so much more useful!
I'd love to hear any experiences you have in relation to this TED'ers