How acting dumb can help you get ahead

04/22/2013 | CNNMoney/Fortune

Not every work situation is an opportunity to show off how smart you are, and in some cases it's actually better to play stupid, Megan Hustad writes. For instance, asking dumb questions during negotiations can help produce better answers. "Those of us who don't feel the urge to make sure everyone in the room understands, at every available opportunity, just how smart we are might do best of all," she writes.

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