Leadership, Ethics, and Trust

Crushing Assumptions in Two Simple Steps

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Can past experience stand in the way of new ideas? How to break the curse of knowledge and unlock visionary thinking.

When we think about famous visionary thinkers, we subconsciously assume they have some magic characteristic that the rest of us don’t have or cannot achieve. But in reality the only magic they have is an intuitive understanding of how to avoid some very common creative thinking blocks. One of those blocks is the curse of knowledge (a cognitive bias) or mental shortcut that all humans share.