The Death of Expertise.

The Death of Expertise.

The Death of Expertise is a fascinating book I’m re-reading this year by Tom Nichols, a professor at the Naval War College and Harvard. With so much information at our fingertips, anyone can know anything at the swipe of a finger on their smartphone. Yet, there is a lot of misguided information as the news has transformed into a 24/7 entertainment machine. Nichols argues that “an increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement.”

Put this book in your reading stack and go over it with your team leaders. It will help you communicate more effectively with your patients. If you have teenagers or kids in college, be sure they read the book too. It’s important in their understanding of how we view information in today’s society. You can order a copy of the book here. 

Worked at Burleson Orthodontics. Attended University of Missouri–Kansas City. Lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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