Whatever the conclusion, the real benefit of the doubt is that it enables you to see all sides of an issue. Hence the origin of the word in the Latin duo, two. The doubter is in at least two minds. Whether or not she ends up following only one, she should be able to appreciate better the strengths and weaknesses of the others.
The entrepreneur takes risks but does not see himself as a risk-taker, because he operates under the useful delusion that what he’s attempting is not risky. Then, trapped in mid-mountain, people discover the truth—and, because it is too late to turn back, they’re forced to finish the job.
You don’t need to know in order to do. In, fact you just need to have some doubt and then just go.
We need a little skepticism to be free thinkers. Doubt is what pushes is to think outside the box. But we have to balance uncertainty with the facts, the stuff that works.
Skepticism, like coffee, is the jolt we need to reexamine habits. It gets us started. As the questioning fades, we come back to the realization that some things are valid and unchanging for a good reason.
You only break things to make them better. The whole is the sum of the parts. The iPhone broke Nokia and Blackberry. Apple is working to disrupt the television as we know it. Apple may fail.
Every invention/reinvention gets put to the test. Acceptance signals what’s working. Marketing usually helps with that.
Innovation starts at the bottom of S-curve and then peaks out. Those that ride the wave at the top will win for some time before burning out. Those that ride the wave of opportunity and remain skeptic and open to improvement will likely make another lasting change.
There is no guarantee but the willingness to try and make fact.