One of the first tweets that I ever “liked” was this one via Aaron Levie:
People’s reaction to ideas:
Bad ideas: “That’ll never work”
Good ideas: “That could work”
Great ideas: “That’ll never work”
I’ve seen this play out many times in my short professional career and I imagine I’ll see this dynamic many times over before I’m done.
I ask myself all the time which reaction I’m getting the most from folks (and how quickly those reactions change). Particularly, in bitcoin and blockchain, I’ve seen this switch happen at lightning speed.
Seems all too crazy one day and then the next day folks believe that it could be possible. Maybe we’re all mental.
Or, at least I am.