Lockdown…is still here. 🤦♂️
But the “end” is coming to sight, at least in France. (image below)
We’re beyond the Covid peak and talks are arising about returning to normal life.
On Tuesday, the French prime minister presented a plan on how France would go back to normal.
Was it detailed enough? Good? Bad?
Turning on the news afterward since I missed the speech, it sure didn’t sound satisfying.
Still, lots of questions, uncertainty, and critique because the speech wasn’t detailed enough.
It was too vague.
But is vague bad? Was it done on purpose? Does being vague start meaningful conversations?
In the tech world, we are encouraged to launch products before they are perfect or “detailed.” Waiting to launch until your product is perfect, it’s too late.
If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.
- Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn,
This has become a philosophy in the entrepreneurship world: Launch. Learn. Pivot….Repeat.
Aiming for perfection requires extra time to formulate the right ideas. Building alongside a community can speed up this process.
I think the prime minister’s speech was vague on purpose. It was the first version of a plan.
It was meant to light the fire within the necessary actors, the various government members, and heads of various activity sectors. Federal or national level policies don’t work without the smaller community involvement. Their input is necessary.
And so by laying out an imperfect conversation (the first version of the plan), the ball is rolling, faster, and with others involved.
The best products and probably policies are made from user feedback, not closed off reflections.
People test, people bitch, people say what they like, people threaten….oh yes…I’ve gotten all sorts of feedback from my Happy Plant App.
But it’s super helpful because it points toward a more inclusive direction that presents more user delight and satisfaction.
Vague feels uneasy, but uneasy can surface powerful actions.
Thanks for reading!
Hope you guys are doing well this week!
I’m working on a cool startup project for Global Masterminds and trying to make sense of the impacts of distance learning has on teaching and learning.
If you need someone to talk to, feel free to hit me up!