When you stop asking silly questions and speculating silly answers, thinking you will look silly, innovation is lost right there.
It takes only a few simple words to shake someone's conviction.
In an awkward situation just say it's an 'awkward moment' to reduce the awkwardness.
Why should you be nice to everyone? Because it doesn't hurt to have a friend but it does hurt to have an enemy.
Don't try over and over with the same method to get an answer out of someone.If they are reluctant then they are just look for another way to be convinced.Don't try to change them - change yourself - and they will warm up to you.
'Maybe' is such a weird word.Because either you know something or you don't.There can be no middle ground.