My colleague Bob Sutton has a great set of "15 Things I Believe", which you can find along the left side of his blog. No. 5 is one of my favorites:
Learn how to fight as if you are right and listen as if you are wrong: It helps you develop strong opinions that are weakly held.
I was thinking about Bob's belief today in the context of innovating on a routine basis. What if I built on his belief but modified some of the language? Here's what I came up with:
Try to prototype as if you are right but listen and observe as if you are wrong: it helps you develop more valid ways of doing, and limits our tendency to settle for the merely adequate.
What do you think?
I like it. Nice iteration. 🙂