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InnovatingA Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong$
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Luis Perez-Breva

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035354

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035354.001.0001

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Interfacing with People

Interfacing with People

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(p.123) 4 Interfacing with People
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Innovating
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Luis Perez-Breva

Nick Fuhrer

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035354.003.0004

You need other people to tell you that your idea is wrong, so you can learn. Help people do that by asking them what they’re up to (as a conversation starter); figuring out how to articulate your own uncertainties and unknowns, because your conversational counterparts might have the knowledge you need; and demonstrating a genuine interest in listening. Draw from the personal experiences of others and from the specific information they may provide to improve your hunch, refine your problem, and help you reconceive what you prototype for impact. You innovation prototype will accrue people through these conversations; eventually, they may become users, team members, or participate with you on your path forward in some other way.

Keywords:   Teams, Finding answers, Users, Advisors, Roles, Working with Insights

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