The Emperor Has No Clothes: Why You Should Risk Looking Stupid

As the children’s story goes, there once was a vain emperor who cared very much about appearance. Along came two con men who convince the emperor that they can create for him the finest clothes in the land, which will be invisible to anyone who is “hopelessly stupid.” While the emperor’s advisors are skeptical, they play along to avoid appearing stupid. The emperor himself is skeptical, but the con men convince him that they know best, and of course, he’s not anxious to appear stupid either! Once the suit is completed, and the emperor is “dressed,” all of the townspeople go about complimenting his clothes, as they certainly didn’t want to look like fools. Finally, an innocent child proclaim

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