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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

entreVersity writes: The entrepreneur’s ego is involved in the desire for success. Sometimes this means she/he HATES criticism in entrepreneurship. Although many of today’s entrepreneurs believe they are living on the edge of existence, constantly stirring within them is a strong desire to succeed in spite of the odds. Therefore, the entrepreneur rises up as a defiant person who creatively acts to deny any feelings of insignificance. The individual is driven to succeed and takes pride in demonstrating that success. Therein lie the seeds of possible destructiveness. –>> It’s unfair of these authors to say ” Aversion to criticism has significantly spread . . . through the advocates of design thinking .” Harvard Business Review often takes a negative view. See also eV’s Iskander unfairly trashes ‘designerly ways of knowing’ in HBR

One of the most popular mantras for innovation is “avoid criticism.” The underlying assumption is that criticism kills the flow of creativity and the enthusiasm of a team. Aversion to criticism has significantly spread in the last 20 years, especially through the advocates of design thinking . (In 1999, in the ABC Nightline video “The Deep Dive,” which ignited the design thinking movement, criticism was stigmatized as negative.) In IDEO’s online teaching platform, the first rule of brainstorming is “defer judgment.” To make this rule even more practical and straightforward, others have reworded it to say: […]

View source article at Why Criticism Is Good for Creativity

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