When talking about our startup idea, it is in peoples interest to give positive feedback regardless of what they think

  • As mentioned in Book - The Mom Test.. How to talk to customers and learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to youBook - The Mom Test.. How to talk to customers and learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you

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    author: Rob Fitzpatrick

    title: The mom test: how to talk to customers and learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you

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    , people will lie to us when we talk to them about our ideas.
  • They don't do that maliciously, but rather to protect our feelings or to get on our good side.
  • Having customer conversations like that is problematic, because it prevents us from getting valuable feedback on our ideas.
  • The most common warning sign of this is when they compliment you or your idea. Getting compliments is nice, but it doesn't get you any closer to building a successful product.
  • Getting compliments for providing your idea might be even more problematic, when you consider https://www.researchgate.net/publication/24354628_When_Intentions_Go_Public