Chapter 9. MEGA-SKILL 2: "Helicopter" Thinking

"I want to know how God created this world. I want to know His thoughts. The rest are details."

Albert Einstein

TWO OLDER CHICKENS were strolling around the barnyard, discussing the affairs of the day. Abruptly, one of them stopped and looked off into space, as if deep in thought. She turned to the other chicken and said, "You know, I've been wondering about something." "What's that?" the other chicken asked. "With all the eggs we'v been laying," said the first chicken, "shouldn't there be a lot more chickens around here?"

That, in its most basic form, is conceptual thinking, and it's a fundamental dimension of practical intelligence. It seems to be in short supply across much of the popular culture, ...

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