“Everyone’s first draft is shit.” -Ernest Hemingway
I simply love Ernest Hemingway’s quotes. I use them in all my workshops. The quote above nicely shows that the first prototype is always bad. People often fall in love with their first prototype. I need a few minutes to explain this innovation principle, Hemingway just needs five words!
Another one that I often use is “Write drunk, edit sober” which beautifully explains the need to separate the creative phase from the analytical phase.
This principle is useful for whatever you do:
+ create bad slides today, beautify them tomorrow.
+ write 10 bad book pages today, edit them tomorrow.
+ create 10 ideas on how to solve a difficult problem, choose the best one later.
You can either be creative or analytical. Separate these two phases!
Try to be creative today without judging your ideas,