Working demo

I noticed that if I go up to just about anyone with a new idea, the response I get is usually “that’s a bad idea.” Either they say it can’t be done, or they say that it’s a waste of time, or some combination of the two.

But if I make a working demo, then everybody gets excited and becomes supportive. It’s the same idea. Only the presentation has changed.

People respond to working demos on a gut level, in a way that goes beyond rational assessment. So my advice, such as it is, is this: Don’t tell people your idea. Show them your working demo.

3 Responses to “Working demo”

  1. Ruofei Du says:

    Indeed! But a person of foresight should be able to tell if it is a good idea – but we don’t have that many people of foresight like you 🙂

  2. admin says:

    I’m blushing.

  3. J. Peterson says:

    Yes! +1

    Have personally observed this.

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