In common parlance, a devil’s advocate is someone who, given a certain argument, takes a position they do not necessarily agree with (or simply an alternative position from the accepted norm), for the sake of debate or to explore the thought further. In taking this position, the individual taking on and playing the devil’s advocate role seeks to engage others in an argumentative discussion process.

You know who you are.

Nothing creative gets done with a devils advocate in the room.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s place and purpose to this approach when solving complicated problems, however, good design and…

Adam Lee


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