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Don't be afraid of lack of experience, Liz Wiseman and Steve Rockwood say at RootsTech's Innovator Summit



When Liz Wiseman was 24 years old, she was asked to take on a job most people her age would quickly turn down because of lack of experience and confidence.

Only a year out of business school, Wiseman was asked to build a corporate university for Oracle, an online management training service. Her only qualification was that she “had recently been at a university,” Wiseman said during the 2017 RootsTech Innovator Summit opening session on Wednesday.

She faced many incredulous stares and skepticism when she took on the role. But she countered the prevalent disbelief with this assertion: “Who wants a job that you’re qualified for? There’d be absolutely nothing to learn.”