Vadim Kotelnikov    

Smart Is Dumb

Pretend ignorance, ask common questions to come out with a better decision


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   Case Studies Innompic Games: Fun Teams

Innompic Games are about showcasing entrepreneurial smartness.

While Innompic teams are ideating, Innompic Fun Teams 'Fun4Biz' and 'Smart is Dumb' entertain and amaze the global audience by their smartness, wittiness and performing skills.

These teams should be really good at smart & fast thinking because their performance should be relevant to the idea or challenge just announced and have business sense... More


Smart Is Dumb - Innompic Fun Team, innovation, entrepreneurial smartness




Pretending Ignorance: Smart Is Dumb

Socrates used this technique more than 2300 years ago. He pretended ignorance in order to encourage others to express their views fully.  >>>


Steve Jobs advice quotes

I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates >>>

Steve Jobs



Today, many world's smartest and fastest businesspeople often play dumb. They ask the other party to explain things more than once, ask lots of questions in order to get better prepared to respond and then make a fast decision.

The same "Smart Is Dumb" principle is the guiding philosophy behind many popular computing services. To act smart, they are programmed to be dumb and equipped with a database of answers to commonly asked questions.

'I Know It All' attitude is kills Thinking  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book and creativity. "People who try to impress by pretending to be smart generally aren't. Truly smart people know that by playing dumb and asking the other party to repeat or explain things several times, asking lots of questions, they'll be better prepared to respond and then make a fast decision," say Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton, the authors of It's not the BIG and eats the SMALL... it's the FAST that eats the SLOW.



Educational Joke: Strategic Game ' Smart Is Dumb'

A businessman was talking with his barber, when they both noticed a goofy-looking fellow bouncing down the sidewalk. The barber whispered, "That's Tommy, one of the stupidest kids you'll ever meet. Here, I'll show you."... More


Chinese proverb

He who asks is a fool for five minutes,

but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.



Donald Trump quotes

Being smart is dumb, ignorance is good.


Faina Ranewaskaya humorous quotes Russian actress

I've been smart enough to have lived my life stupidly.

Faina Ranewskaya


Andy Rooney quotes

I've learned... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

Andy Rooney

Jack Ma quotes

Intelligent people need a fool to lead them. When the team's all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant to lead the way.

Jack Ma


Albert Einstein quotes

We don't need to think  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book more,
we need to think differently.


Steve Jobs advice quotes

Thereís a phrase in Buddhism, ĎBeginnerís mind.í Itís wonderful to have a beginnerís mind.  >>>

Steve Jobs



A child of five would understand this.

Send someone to fetch a child of five >>>