The Art of Creative Thinking: How to Be Innovative and by John Adair

By John Adair

New rules support companies achieve a bonus over their opponents. staff who generate those new principles -- who perform the paintings of inventive considering -- are one among a company's maximum resources. The paintings of inventive pondering indicates the reader useful methods of changing into a extra artistic philosopher. every one succinct bankruptcy is outfitted round one middle inspiration that's then constructed and illustrated. End-of-chapter key issues summarize the details. The artwork of inventive pondering indicates you the way to: improve your figuring out of the inventive procedure; triumph over obstacles to making new rules; increase your imaginative and prescient; construct on new rules; strengthen an inventive angle; turn into extra convinced as an inventive philosopher.

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Curiosity is the mind on tiptoe. Creative thinkers tend to have a habit of curiosity that leads them to give searching attention to what interests them. Thinking is a way of trying to find out for yourself. If you always blindly accepted what others told you there would be nothing to be curious about. One way to develop your curiosity is to begin to ask more questions, both when you are talking with others and when you are talking in your mind to yourself. Questioning, carefully done, helps you to distinguish between what is known and what is unknown.

Tull was confronted with a problem and dissatisfied with the existing solutions to it. Suddenly a spark jumped between the problem and his knowledge of another technology. He found a model or analogy. Then it was a question of applying the principle and developing the technology to the new task in hand. The less obvious the connection between the two fields the more we are likely to call it creative thinking. Therefore it is not surprising that inventors and other creative thinkers have knowledge in more than one field.

There are two ways of doing things’, said Christopher Milne at the unveiling ceremony. ‘You can decide exactly what you want to do and make a list on a piece of paper and then do it all precisely. This was Rabbit’s way. At the end everyone says, “Well done, Rabbit. ” Or you can have a rough idea of what you want, hope to set off in the right direction and probably end up with something quite different. Then you realize it isn’t such a bad thing after all. ’ With hindsight it is often easier to see the effects of serendipity in your life.

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