Ignorance is bliss -- and good business

08/10/2010 | Harvard Business Review online

In the quest for innovation, a certain amount of ignorance can be a good thing, according to Anthony Tjan. "An empty mind is an open one -- it is empty of bias, empty of past experience, and empty of external critique," he writes. At some point, of course, you'll have to face reality, but for a very young, growing company, "the right kind of ignorance is beneficial."

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