I am curious to others thought. This leaves a lot of food for thought. I want my children and students to try their best. However, the analogy to the iphone makes sense. We can’t wait around for perfection. We do something, put it out there, and keep improving it. I want to do the same thing with my students as they write. We will continue to revisit essays and narratives.
I recently posted a quote here by Seth Godin that everything school teaches you about life is wrong. Here’s another ironic example:
Eric Ries points out in his book, The Lean Startup, that when you roll out the first version of your product, you should intentionally deliver it imperfect. Why? Because the group of people who will buy it first are known as early adopters and they “prefer an 80% solution; you don’t need a perfect solution to capture their interest.”
Ries points out that the first version of the iPhone and Google were lacking in major features that we now use everyday. But early adopters wanted the privilege of being first so they grabbed it.
“Early adopters use their imagination to fill in what a product is missing. They prefer that state of affairs, because what they care about above all is being the first…. Early adopters are…
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