Combine and redefine
‘Innovation makes the world go round. It brings prosperity and freedom.’
Not everything can be successfully combined. But when it comes to cracking a tough problem, or trying to jimmy open a clamped-shut opportunity, using a range of tools can really help.
Which means employing several tools one after another, to see how they augment the initial solution or how they give you an A, an A+B and an A+B+C solution to choose between.
I would always suggest using more than one tool anyway, to see which gives you the best answer. This Combine theory just acknowledges that sometimes using multiple tools can create a unique answer, because the thinking you get from running your third tool has been influenced by the ...