1. There’s no precedent – if it hasn’t been done before (or done well) it shouldn’t be done.
2. It’s been done before – the reverse; a potential pattern match masks the innovation.
3.What if people trip over – edge case scenarios drive fear of failure.
4. It’s this combined with that – dismissed because a simple formula is spotted.
5. Let’s do that down the track – it’s so great, it should be saved up for a bigger moment.
6. They tried that before – the failure of others discounts related ideas.
7. Let’s add this to that – thoughts are added until the idea topples over.
8 . That’s a lot of work – the work load is inflated and the benefits overlooked.
9. But what does that mean for us – suddenly we become the victim of the idea.
10. But that’s not the way it’s done – history is the weapon, tradition is the answer.
11. How do we leverage this – great ideas drown in jargon.
12. But what if we did this – a regurgitation of the idea is re-pitched by someone else.
13. I’ll send you my feedback – email, the secret killer.
14. That’s way beyond us – so why even try?
So know your enemy and don’t let them stop you..
Also, thanks to Leslie for the original link.