My number one criterion for quality of a complex solution or something creative you’re developing
I’m thinking of solutions that are the starts of entrepreneurial projects, but the creative thing could be a work or art, something you write, something you perform, and so on.
In my experience, the best indicator of how well a solution solves a complex problem is how many iterations it’s gone through. Solutions to simple problems may not need many iterations, but complex ones do and the more iterations the better they solve the problem, with some exceptions, of course. You’ve probably gone through enough iterations when the solution looks simple.
I take for granted you aren’t iterating for the sake of iterating, but listening to people with the problem, reviewing similar solutions, reflecting, and so on.
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