🔀 Invert, Always Invert! - Deepstash

🔀 Invert, Always Invert!

  • The German mathematician Carl Jacobi, known for his ability to solve hard problems,
  • by following a strategy of man muss immer umkehren or, loosely translated, “invert, always invert.”
  • Jacobi believed that one of the best ways to clarify your thinking was to restate math problems in inverse form.

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Inversion is counterintuitive. It is not obvious to spend time thinking about the opposite of what you want. And yet inversion is a key tool of many great thinkers. Stoic practitioners visualize negative outcomes. Groundbreaking artists invert the status quo. Effective leaders avoid the mistakes that prevent success just as much as they chase the skills that accelerate it.

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