A thought on prototyping

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?

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