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Monday, September 19, 2005

What Is Expertise?

Lisa Haneberg, over at Management Craft, blogs the question "What is expertise?"

The common definitions include:
Someone who writes a book (or perhaps a blog? ;> ) has expertise."
Someone who has a degree has expertise."
Someone who spends time with a discipline builds expertise"
Someone who gets paid for their knowledge has expertise."

BOTTOMLINE: Any one of these definitions, by itself, is suboptimal. Expertise should be defined as:

Subject matter knowledge (factual or fictional skill) X repeatable processes (practice, practice practice)

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