PPP #95: A guy with a dragon tattoo on his left cheek

PPP #95: A guy with a dragon tattoo on his left cheek
Pip’s Practical Prompts Newsletter
Sent by Charles Burdett

Leadership

Stop while you can

When we have a plan to execute, it’s hard to notice the signs telling us it won’t work.

This is called the plan continuation bias. It’s responsible for many failed projects - and a handful of air crashes.

To avoid it, watch out for small signals and changes in circumstances.

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Storytelling

A guy with a dragon tattoo on his left cheek

When painting a picture to your audience, avoid broad descriptions.

If you ask them to imagine a guy with a tattoo, they will see drastically different things.

Instead, introduce them to a guy with a dragon tattoo on his left cheek. Now that’s interesting!

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Innovation

A DIY opportunity

The “IKEA effect” shows us that people feel more attached to products they helped ‘make’.

(Even if they’ve lost some spare screws along the way).

Is there a step in your product experience that your customers can do themselves?

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