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We are normally tackling a problem by straight away jumping towards an answer, which is a wrong methodology. We need to find the fundamental issue, developing an intuition for what we are operating on.
Prune the unimportant stuff and find the foundation: the trick is to eliminate the inessential from the problem to enter the core that will escort us towards a solution.
Once we find the true form of a problem, we are halfway towards a solution.
Analyzing a problem and finding a solution isn't just about a theoretical, quantitative understanding; it requires a creative and expansive mindset to multiply the information.
Having a good idea to solve a problem isn't enough and true genius consists of finding an out-of-box solution that may be simple and profound.
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Detectives and investigators use the process. They ask both obvious and unthinkable questions.
Get close and collect information about how the problem is manifesting. Understand where the problem does and doesn’t happen, when the problem started, and how often the problem occurs to generate critical insight for the problem-solving effort.
Genius is not about having an extraordinarily high IQ, or even about being smart. It is not about finishing Mensa exercises in record time or mastering fourteen languages at the age of seven....
Leonardo da Vinci believed you begin by learning how to restructure the problem by looking at it from many different angles.
In order to creatively solve a problem, the thinker should not use the usual approach that is based on past experience. Geniuses use several different perspectives to solve an existing problem and thereby also identify new ones.
_Galileo Galilei revolutionized science by making his idea visible with diagrams, maps, and drawings. Einstein believed that words and numbers as they are spoken did not play a significant role in his thinking process.
Geniuses seem to develop a skill to display information in visual and spatial forms, rather than only mathematical or verbal lines.
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