Experiments with new ideas
Looks for practical application
Keen to test things out in practice
Practical and realistic
Down to earth and business-like; gets straight to the point
Will there be opportunity to practice and experiment?
Will there be lot of practical tips and techniques?
Will we be addressing real problems?
(Hopefully, similar to my current problems.)
Will I be mixing with "hands-on" experts who have shown they can do it themselves?
Tendency to reject anything without an obvious application
Not very interested in theory or basic principles
Tendency to seize on the first expedient solution to a problem
Impatient with "waffle"
Task-oriented rather than people-oriented