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Imposter Syndrome’s Effect on Innovation

by Larry Chiang on May 4, 2012

By Larry Chiang

Imposter syndrome is where you feel like you have been put somewhere you aren’t qualified to be.

This happens a decent amount to people that are academically gifted. This pattern is one I recognize a lot in women and minorities. It was a pattern I was exposed to when schools like Stanford recruited me to play baseball. I remember thinking: The only reason I have a o.82 ERA in the DuPage Valley conference is because everyone else sucks here in Chicago. If I were put up against the best in California, I’d be discovered as a fraud and my ERA (earned run avg) would jump over 1.00. I’m an imposter. I’m going to play baseball in the big 10.

Robert Scoble has a great video about imposter syndrome

I wrote about ‘Imposter Sydrome’ on Women 2.0. Here:

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