Defining a “real need” in business and product development

In their book Lean software development: An Agile Toolkit Mary and Tom Poppendieck discuss how 3M encourages all staff to develop new products, they also discuss the approval process for these products. At 3M there are three very small “hurdles” a team must surpass to progress their idea to the next level:

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Live like nobody likes you

Often times when I’m thinking of writing a post, creating something or saying something to someone I don’t. Why? Because I start to think what I’m about to put out into the world will cause someone I hardly know (or even someone I know well) to think less of me/not like me. I think a lot of people who struggle with anxiety have experienced this and it can really prevent you from doing something good/positive/incredible. How can we get around this? Live like nobody likes you.

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