Chapter 12. HOW TO BECOME AN EXPERT PROBLEM SOLVER

"No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew."

Albert Einstein

ACCORDING TO A NEWS REPORT, two burglars broke into the basement of a building in Vang, Norway, below a hardware store. Apparently they found it too difficult to get through the door at the top of the stairs leading to the store, so they had to settle for whatever they could find in the basement.

One of the things they found was an old safe, which looked very promising. Having some skill at safecracking, they rigged up a small charge of plastic explosive, pressed it into the crevice around the safe's door, and hid behind a wall while they detonated it, presumably expecting ...

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