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Understanding skills and experience

The lack of understanding of the following quote is a very real issue in today's society. Experience is not gained in a classroom. Skills yes, experience no. Take young people with skills and pair them with a leader who has the experience, and you have a winning team. Take young people and pair them with an inexperienced leader, and you have, in many cases, chaos. Thomas Watson shows in the following quote; he is an experienced leader.

"Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?" Thomas John Watson Sr., IBM

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