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The Intuitive Compass: Why the Best Decisions Balance Reason and Instinct by Francis P. Cholle

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Chapter 1

The Need for a New Intelligence or the Serious Role of Play

Play is the highest form of research.

—Albert Einstein

Play is magical. And profound. Not only is it essential to our growth and development when we are children and a source of joy throughout our lives, but it is also a largely untapped channel for innovative ideas in the work place.

Play is essential to the survival of organizations in a complex and fast-changing marketplace, as it is a key factor in creativity and agility. I have seen play help executives find new ideas and shape better teams, show more engagement and reach higher levels of efficiency. I have used play to help people become more creative, deal with challenging emotions like self-consciousness or even fear, ...

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