said 1 year, 4 months ago:
I really think it all has to do with misunderstanding context and the level of experience the individual has with the concept being discussed. I try never to make a judgment on someone else’s “expert” opinion regardless of how bizarre their advice seems, IF it is someone else telling me about that expert’s opinion. The context of the original advice is key. And since I don’t know that context, I can’t issue an opinion.
In a client or student situation, however, I try to encourage learning always. But, try to get them to form a habit of focusing on what their immediate problem is, what their short and long term goals are, and the best and/or fastest way possible to help them reach those specific goals.
Everything else just causes info overload, mass confusion, and discourages learning over the long haul. It may very well be that the “expert’s advice” was totally appropriate for one specific situation, but not for theirs at the present time. But it could be perfect for a future situation.
I try to get clients/students to focus on their own needs analysis, put blinders on until their needs/goals are fulfilled, then go exploring for information again later. You’ve got to get use to putting on blinders when using internet marketing resources or you’ll always get distracted and derailed from your goals.
Soooo, I try never to diss other experts’ advice. I just try to put it into perspective, both for myself and others. Who knows, but that same “bad” advice may be exactly what’s needed on their next project, so better to not diss it when it’s just not applicable to their present project.