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CHAPTER SIX

MIND-WARPING

THE PRINCIPLE OF RIGID FLEXIBILITY

Great artists, scientists, and spiritual masters lead humanity forward by diverging from dominant paradigms, blending imaginative vision with reason and practicality.

Michael Gelb, Thinking for a Change

MIND-WARPING is a problem-solving principle that encourages flexing the mind, allowing it to consider possibilities that fall outside the plane of thought established (and limited) by policy, tradition, and personal experience. It is the ability to think “outside the box,” without abandoning the box.

After their first season of gliding at Kitty Hawk in 1900, the Wright brothers returned ...

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