Principal Consultant, Career OverDrive!
The fallacy of learning and knowledge as "the key to success and power" is one of the primary reasons why so many people needlessly struggle, suffer, underperform or even fail at their jobs, job searches, relationships and ultimately in life.
This is a critical point to understand:
It doesn’t matter if the book is dripping with social proof by being authored by Stephen Hawking or published by Harvard University Press. If it’s inaccurate then studying it, believing it and applying it, is not going to help you one iota -- instead it will hinder or hurt you.
Understand that, in the case of "bad" or "inaccurate" knowledge, the more you learn, the faster you learn, the deeper you absorb the knowledge, the worse you perform.
you know and how you apply it.