The Consulting Pipeline Podcast

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Summary

Who decides who is really an expert? Is expertise about knowing everything, or is it about something else? This episode is a sort of meditation on expertise.

Show Notes

Is an expert defined by how much they know about a subject in an absolute sense? If so, does that information need to be relevant? Can memorizing a book on chemistry from 100 years ago make you an expert?

Or is expertise not about absolutes, like how much you know? Is expertise instead defined by how helpful the expert is in light of some goal? So if the goal is to send people into space, then experts on the geology of Antartica are not very helpful while experts on space travel are.

Finally, who decides who is and isn't an expert? Is it the expert themselves, or some authority, or just anybody? Who decides if a heart surgeon is really an expert? The surgeon, the American Medical Association, or you?

This episode is a sort of meditation on expertise.

What is The Consulting Pipeline Podcast?

How do coders become consultants? They specialize, develop a point of view, and market based on their ability to move the needle for clients.

This podcast explores the transition from coder to consultant through interviews with those making and enjoying the results of this transition, and occasional audio essays from your host Philip Morgan.

This journey takes time, so why don't you join us now?