Are Famous Thinkers the Best Thinkers?

In my writing both here on the blog and elsewhere I spend a lot of time referring you to the famous thinkers and writers of
the past the present. I link you to today’s best blogs on how to be successful and build wealth.
But, it may be very wise to ask whether these “famous” authors and bloggers necessarily have the best thoughts. Does fame in and of itself qualify someone to be the best thinker?

Seth Godin, who poses many great ideas and questions like this, recently wrote about this on his blog. Have you known people who are great thinkers and have great ideas who are not famous at all? Maybe they are members of your family, people with whom you work, a mentor, or even the retired guy you had coffee with the other day. Maybe the person with great thoughts who is not famous is you!

When I do feature other people’s writing here I do not limit it to the famous. I limit it to what I think is the best thinking. Some of these great ideas definitly come from the famous, or at least they are able to give the idea public exposure even if they did not originally come up with it. But often the great ideas come from people who are not famous at all. That is one reason why I feature article in my Creating True Wealth newsletter that are written by people who are most often not famous at all. I am looking for good ideas… not for famous names.

I hope you read Seth’s article and think about this a little bit. Do not be trapped in the idea that good ideas only come
from famous people and authors. And don’t over look the good ideas that come from people who are not famous.

Maybe most of all, do not assume that just because someone is famous that all they say or write is good. In the end, famous or not, we are all human. We all make mistakes. We all come up with daft ideas and occaisonally good ones. Let’s focus on ideas and not on who wrote them.

What do you think?

Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.