The Problem of Asymmetric Scrutiny

Friday, September 2, 2016

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One of the largest barriers to innovation is simply the problem of asymmetric scrutiny.

In short, the prevailing cultural norm is to apply more scrutiny to the new than to the status quo.

I think if we applied scrutiny more evenly -- even if say we only split the current difference -- we'd probably be doing far less of what we currently do and a lot more of what we don't (yet) do.