“I feel an indescribable ecstasy and delirium in melting … into the system of being, in identifying myself with the whole of nature.”
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU, 18TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHER
“MAN’S MIND, ONCE STRETCHED BY A NEW IDEA, NEVER REGAINS ITS ORIGINAL DIMENSIONS.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., 1809-1894
Thinking techniques of the sort described in the last chapter – specifically, critical, strategic and lateral thinking – require a context. In fact, by developing a precise focus on ‘Think’ you are better able to gain an appreciation of the world at large and in turn, position your organization to achieve sustained profit and growth. The reason for this is revealed by two questions: Why do we need this ...