Don’t Fall Into The Trap Of Being An “Expert” Before You Are

“Being industry famous should be the result of some contribution to the world that the industry respects and wishes to learn from. Or insights unique and useful that it genuinely makes people’s lives better.”

These days it seems everybody’s an expert — or at least they pretend to be.

99U editor Sean Blanda warns about the dangers of pretending to be an expert when you’re not and breaks down what he sees as the creative world’s “Bullshit Industrial Complex.”

He points out how things like TEDx and Medium are great, but have also spawned a culture where too many creative people spend more time trying to become known than they do working on actual meaningful projects.