CHAPTER FOURPAUSE TO GROW CULTURESOF INNOVATION
THE WORLD BELONGS TO THEINNOVATIVE
GREAT THINKERS, SCIENTISTS, ARTISTS, AND LEADERS move the world forward by stepping back; the higher the quality of pause, the greater the creative possibility. Albert Einstein, like other exceptional innovators, practiced deep reflection to probe the latent patterns of life. His assistant, Banesh Hoffman, described his profound way of penetrating reality:
His powers of focus had a great intensity and depth. When struggling with a recalcitrant problem, he was haunted as if hunting animal prey. Often, when he faced a seemingly insolvable difficulty, he crossed the room with long strides, while a finger was wrapped in a strand of long gray hair. A look, dreaming ...