My latest article in Fast Company illustrates the value of knowing the "other side"
A popular technique employed by trial lawyers preparing for legal combat is to construct arguments against their own positions. Anticipating both attacks and rebuttals from opposing counsel equips courtroom warriors to argue their cases better while defending against counterarguments.
Debate teams practice using the same device, proposing and defending positions that counter their own personal beliefs. Legislators and political strategists compose papers that contradict their own proposals and policies. Knowing how the other side thinks is the most effective way to solidify your own line of thought.
And, occasionally, you may discover that you’ve been wrong and need to reevaluate your own position.
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