Their innovative idea to solve a niche industry problem, coupled with their lean strategy, was an instant hit. To best understand the needs of insurance companies – CaseGlide’s target clients – Todd conducted a listening tour. He asked about pain points and listened for areas where companies desperately sought improvement. With just a drawn prototype of CaseGlide’s basic functions, he sold their first client – before the platform was even built.
Last week, a prototype of a simple, 360-square-foot dwelling called the Plugin House appeared outside Boston City Hall. The crisp white box, unfurnished but with portals for plumbing and electricity ready to go, took about 5 hours for a five-person team to assemble.
Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?