Great Thinkers and Problem-Solvers

This chapter explores the work of some of our great thinkers with an eye toward how they thought. It is not focused on what they thought about, since that is mostly what we all know, from their results and their writings. But the more interesting idea, for purposes of this treatise, is the “how” part of the equation. We are hopeful that we can better understand the “how” so as to try it for ourselves in our problem-solving today.

As an example, we know what Einstein thought about and the wonderful results that he achieved. But what is lesser known is that the “how” of his thinking preferred the process of “visualization”. This was not the only way he thought but it was an especially useful one. To put this ...

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