How do you know when you’re an expert at something? Or when you really are “advanced” as a practitioner? For lots of us, we connect expertise to the ability to charge money for something, to when we can point to where others defer to us for our opinions, or to when we repeatedly find ourselves in situations where we seem to simply know more than other people in the room.
In this video I reflect on expertise as a moving target, and how sometimes the way we talk about “experts” is less helpful than we think it is. If expertise is about knowing more than others in the room, maybe you’re standing in the wrong room.
And here’s a second video, because apparently I had more to say: