Why Rookie Smarts Trump Experience [podcast]

Liz Wiseman made a special guest appearance on the Bluewire Media's Web Marketing That Works podcast
Bluewire Media was started in 2005 and is based in Sydney and Brisbane. Its founders Toby Jenkins and Adam Franklin have been recognized on Smart Company’s Hot 30 Under 30 entrepreneursDynamic Business’s 2010 Young Guns and write for two of Australia’s Top 25 Business Blogs.  They speak regularly around the country on the topic of social media and web strategy.
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Highlights in this episode of the podcast, include:

  • Not knowing something is more advantageous than knowing, the so called “Rookie Smarts”.
  • How Liz spent almost a year of research to formulate the content of the book.
  • Why rookie situations can bring out the best thinking and the best work.
  • Why veterans are outperformed by rookies when work is innovative in nature.
  • How to be a perpetual rookie.
  • Traits of a perpetual rookie.
  • Why newbies can inspire you with their energy.
  • How accepting challenges brings out the "best" work you can perform.
  • How to build your capability when you put yourself in the rookie state.

Click to listen to the full 60 minute podcast: 049_-_Liz_Wiseman__Why_Rookie_Smarts_Trump_Experience.mp3

Originally aired October 18th, 2014

  • “As a company grows, nothing is more important than retaining a culture of innovation. Rookie Smarts shows how even a big company can take risks, innovate, and operate like a challenger.”
    Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com
  • “Wiseman masterfully shows why novices can outdo veterans, expertise blinds us to fresh ideas, and the brilliance of newbies remains untapped. With sage insights and fascinating examples, Rookie Smarts is a must-read.”
    Wharton professor and author of Give and Take
  • “Wiseman (co-author: The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, 2014, etc.) provides a big boost for first-time employees and others who refuse to be bound by arbitrary limits. . . .An exciting promotion of lifelong discovery and enthusiasm as answers to routine and business as usual.”
    Kirkus Reviews
  • “Agility, resilience, grit, and a growth mindset—these are the attributes effective leaders need in a changing world. Rookie Smarts shows leaders at every age and at every stage of their careers how to master these skills.”
    University of Michigan professor and author of Leadership Sustainability