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Seeing What Others Don’t by Gary Klein

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CHAPTER EIGHT

The Logic of Discovery

INOTICED SOMETHING ODD as I thumbed through the stories: I had five insight strategies, and two of them worked in opposite directions. They weren’t just different from each other. They seemed to be reverse activities. No wonder I couldn’t synthesize the strategies.

When faced with creative desperation, we try to find a weak belief that is trapping us. We want to jettison this belief so that we can escape from fixation and from impasse. In contrast, when using a contradiction strategy, we center on the weak belief. We take it seriously instead of explaining it away or trying to jettison it. We use it to rebuild our story.

Look at some of the creative desperation stories. Wagner Dodge running for his life hit ...

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