The Right Way For Wrong Thinking

| UK | Learning | July 22, 2015

(During a lecture our professor brings up a very well-known historian whose theory on the topic was proven wrong.)

Lecturer: “But the thing is Paul Kennedy sold a lot of books, he was proven wrong but is still a very successful historian. My mentor always said to me get proven wrong and you’ll do better than if you get proven right.”

Me: “Are you saying the best way to succeed in Academia is to be wrong?”

Lecturer: “Pretty much yeah…”

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