Social media: A silent killer of innovation


FOMO – Fear of Missing Out

Psychology Today states, ‘Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger — if we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But often we fear situations that are far from life-or-death, and thus hang back for no good reason.’

Hang back for no good reason? Isn’t that the same as ‘sticking to what you know’ or ‘playing it safe’?

Fear, and the fight-or-flight response have been around forever. However, if early humans missed out on information and, as a result, were rejected by their fellow tribes people, they would be alone. Properly alone and likely to die. It was then humans developed a paralysing fear of being disliked.

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Adam Slawson — Fluxx

How to find your Minimum Viable Cat


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This is one of the shortest needull ever posted. But, the idea is very powerful. Basically 80:20 rule explained in a different way.

Putting the task in a time-box was a very easy way to distil out what those essential data points were (ears, whiskers, and nose I think are the key ones!)

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Paul Dawson — Fluxx

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