The Three Hardest Words in the English Language

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Why learning to say “I don’t know” is one of the best things you can do.


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Thanks for this podcast! I actually answered one question in my college admission interview saying: "Sorry, Sir, I don't know the answer to your question right now". That actually got me plus points. I think stating what your (temporary) limits are, shows that you know your basis from which you'll start your future learning.

Oct. 30 2014 07:51 AM
Emiliano from Buenos Aires, Argentina

You guys do an amazing job with this podcast! Note aside, I'm sold, now I gotta get the book on

May. 29 2014 02:47 PM

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