“A fantastic model of collaboration: thinking partners who aren’t echo chambers.”
Margaret Heffernan’s TED talk, Dare to Disagree, explores the idea that conflict avoidance can sometimes create blind spots that hinder progress. She illustrates how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
According to her biography on the TED page, Margaret Heffernan is the former CEO of five businesses: “She began her career in television production, building a track record at the BBC before going on to run the film and television producer trade association, IPPA. In the United States, Heffernan became a serial entrepreneur and CEO in the wild early days of web business and was named one of the Internet’s Top 100 by Silicon Alley Reporter in 1999.”
Her book Willful Blindness has been called one of the best business books of 2011. You can follow more of her business thinking at her blog and her her websit, mheffernan.com.
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