Whose advice is worth following?

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Those of us in the advice business ought to read Henry Oliver’s article “Whose advice should you take?” – full of gems, a 4 minute read.

Samples: “The marginal cost of giving advice is way lower than of taking it.”

And

“What we are seeing is a pattern where advice tends to be good when it is based on expertise and relatively fresh. Real advice is closer to knowledge or informed opinion than wisdom. People mostly go wrong with their advice because they try and become the reverend sage who understands life, the universe and everything, rather than simply tell you the things you want to know like the quickest route to the station or how long it takes to do a certain sort of job.”