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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Seven. Einstein’s Game of Connecting the Dots

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How is it that some people come up with such creative ideas while others fall flat? Imagine if you could ask Einstein his thoughts. He might respond by saying, “The secret to creativity is what I call ‘combinatory play.’” Einstein often explained that this was the cornerstone of all that he did. Einstein based his scientific method on the approach of playfully combining unrelated thoughts, topics, and disciplines to create new ideas. The most famous example of this was his combination of energy, mass, and the speed of light (E=mc2), which gave us the ability to understand the universe in a ...

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