Mike Lee posted an interesting entry on how to think like a genius.
The eight strategies are from author Michael Michalko’s “Thinking like a genius: eight strategies used by the supercreative, from Aristotle and Leonardo to Einstein and Edison”:
- Look at problems in many different ways, and find new perspectives that no one else has taken (or no one else has publicized!)
- Produce! A distinguishing characteristic of genius is productivity.
- Make novel combinations. Combine, and recombine, ideas, images, and thoughts into different combinations no matter how incongruent or unusual.
- Form relationships; make connections between dissimilar subjects.
- Think in opposites.
- Think metaphorically.
- Prepare yourself for chance.
I’d say I’m 6 of 8 on a normal basis. But I’m no genius. Not too sure how accurate this list is. But then again, the definition of ‘genius’ is subjective right?
Are you a genius?