Assumptions, opinions, and beliefs act like knowledge until you convert them into a testable hypothesis. Daniel J. Boorstin has said, “The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.” To challenge assumptions, you need to be able to write a testable hypothesis.
A secret ingredient has been newly revealed by researchers that will help you achieve a culture of innovation.
The reasons why experiments fail have nothing to do with the outcome, and everything to do with how you achieve the outcome. Unfortunately, too many people are under the false impression that an experiment that doesn’t turn out the way you wanted is a failure.
Taking notes with pen and paper might be the one old-school habit you should hold on to in this increasingly technological age.
Lean manufacturing tells us to slow down in order to speed up, as if doing less gets more done. It seems that we all have this feeling that we need to do more, faster. Worse, it’s not getting done, and we are falling behind. We are falling behind our peers, we are falling behind the competition, and we are falling behind our dreams. So, how are we supposed to slow down? (more…)