We were delighted to receive these gorgeous bags as a gift after we delivered an interactive keynote address for a gathering of scientists at 3M’s Technical Achievement Day. Following our session “Selling your Science”, one of 3M’s product scientists gave us another gift: he shared what really resonated with him. “I realized…when someone shares an idea they are excited about with you, they don’t want hear all the technical details that represent obstacles, they want to hear “Yes, and here’s how we can make it work.” In other words, we often focus on the reasons why something won’t work, resulting in ideas being abandoned and relationships undermined. Even the best ideas can wither and die without support, while even a mediocre idea can become great with focus and support. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure that out- but in this case it did!
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