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“Not Knowing” is the Killer App
There’s been a lot of fuss in business lately about Big Data.
With Big Data, suddenly it’s possible to know everything. Hurrah!!!
But as the late, great Frank Zappa will tell you, *knowing everything* might actually be a handicap.
Oftentimes, “not knowing” is what leads to real breakthroughs.
Who woulda thunk?
In this interview, Frank Zappa talks about the entrepreneurial spirit of the “old-time” record company CEO’s who took chances on music by letting the market decide, and how that spirit of experimentation and risk-taking was eroded with the advent of the “professional manager” who was more concerned about making mistakes than taking risks. (excerpt from YouTube).