This morning onÂ NPR IÂ heard a piece about Chicagoâ€™s famed Second City improv comedy group teaching their techniques to Fortune 500 groups.
They mentioned the principle of â€œYes, andâ€ as opposed to â€œNo, but.â€
Macolm Gladwell talks about this inÂ Blink. When improvising, if another player offers you a situation (â€œIt seems as if your head is on fire.â€) you must accept the situation and build on it (â€œYes, can you put another log on it?â€ rather than â€œMy head isnâ€™t on fire, itâ€™s your eyes that are burning.â€)
I think the current entrepreneurial boom is a movement of â€œYes, andâ€ rather than, â€œNo, but.â€
Yes, we can make that happen.Â ANDÂ we can do it quickly and cheaply.Â ANDÂ we can build upon software that is freely available.
FunnyÂ how things can work out.