Jonathan Bendor, Professor of Economics and Organizations

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Criticism & Creativity Have to Live Together

  • Most new ideas are bad: We are not well-calibrated in relation to our own ideas.
  • Your own ideas are like your mental children, yet we need to be open to criticism.
  • People need to be pushed hard by criticism.

Be Passionate

  • Shift to the nature of the problem, not the person, to cool temperatures.
  • Focus on problems to solve.

Best Advice

  • Read and write with Strunk and White.