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Naive Realism

Hello, this is Hall T. Martin with the Startup Funding Espresso -- your daily shot of startup funding and investing.

Naive realism is defined by Wikipedia as the belief that we see reality as it really is – objectively and without bias; that the facts are plain for all to see; that rational person will agree with us; and that those who don't are either uninformed, lazy, irrational, or biased.

Founders believe their view of the world best matches reality.

Some go further and believe that all other views are erroneous.

To overcome naive realism, consider the following:

Maintain awareness of naive realism and remember that one’s perceptions determine one’s beliefs.

Remember that not everyone perceives the world in the same way and so will not view it in the same way.

Look for alternative views and contrast and compare them to your own.

Look for the connection between their perceptions and their beliefs.

Use this information to inform your own approach to the problem your startup solves. 

There’s more than one way to run a startup or solve a problem. 


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