The Nobel Prize laureate Richard Feynman is another example of this type of thinker. He was once asked how to keep fresh in one's reasoning to avoid stifling the creative process. He replied “All you have to do is, from time to time – in spite of everything, just try to examine a problem in a novel way. You won't ‘stifle the creative process’ if you remember to think from time to time. Don't you have time to think?” . He clearly did not consider examining a problem with established methods to be thinking at all. It is probably a more common problem than we would wish to admit, that we do not invest enough time in thinking. “Thinking is the hardest work there is”, Henry Ford wrote, “w...
- 5.5 Creativity
- from Experiment!: Planning, Implementing and Interpreting
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
- Released: August 2012
Feynman on creative thinking
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