To come up with a good idea, star with the worst idea possible - Deepstash
To come up with a good idea, star with the worst idea possible

To come up with a good idea, star with the worst idea possible

Wrong thinking is when you intentionally think of the worst idea possible — the exact opposite of the accepted or logical solution— and work back from those to find new ways of solving old problems.

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Homo Narrativus

We, humans, seek stories.

We are essentially ‘story finders’ looking for meaning, narrative and shape in everything around us. We tend to not believe in improbable stories and tend to create story threads out of thin air, making them real and believable.

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Breaking down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up.

It’s one of the best ways to learn to think for yourself, unlock your creative potential, and move from linear to non-linear results.

This approach was used by the philosopher Aristotle and is used now by Elon Musk and Charlie Munger. 

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Believing That Being Wrong Is a Failure

The best way to know what works and what doesn’t, is to fail a few times.

Smart people don’t fear being wrong because they know that being wrong is ultimately an instrument that pushes them closer to being right. 

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