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20/20: 20 Great Lists by 20 Outstanding Business Thinkers by Diana Renner, Steven D’Souza

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2.GENERATE MULTIPLE HYPOTHESES

“Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see. You are too timid in drawing your inferences.”

Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (1892)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective Sherlock Holmes is famous for his methodical approach to solving criminal mysteries. Hypotheses play a central role in Holmes’ cases as they guide his investigations. In the Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes is investigating how Sir Charles Baskerville died. Once he carefully observes the corpse, he develops two hypotheses: he was either attacked by a dog or died of a heart attack. Holmes collects data by scanning the surrounding environment. He mysteriously spends time alone in a cave ...

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