Being Smart About Trying New Things

Friday, November 11, 2011

I went to an event recently where they served vegan sushi to all the attendees for lunch. It was delicious, except that it had tofu in it, which I can't eat due to allergies. I didn't realize what the meal consisted of beforehand because the event producer wanted to make a point: we often don't try new things because we're scared of them.

Their premise makes sense, except that I spent the entire evening and next day doing everything I could to avoid a trip to the hospital as a result of their lesson plan.

Just as there is no one-size-fits-all food, there is no one-size-fits-all business method. Do what works for you. Try out the ideas you're scared of, but do your homework up front to make sure those methods won't lay you out cold.

Originally published June 2010

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