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The story you have heard about christopher columbus

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"The story you have heard about Christopher Columbus was  backwards.  Columbus was the guy that had it wrong.  There  was a good reason that everyone laughed at him.  Christopher  Columbus wanted to sail west to Asia.  It was an incredibly  stupid idea.  The leading navigators and scientists knew that the  earth was round.  But they also knew that Asia was much too far  away to be reached by sailing west.  Fifteenth century boats  were incapable of making the journey.  If it hadn't been for the  totally unexpected intervention of the Americas, Columbus and  his crews would have died at sea somewhere southeast of  Hawaii.  Columbus had the facts all wrong.  But Columbus's  idea, wrong as it was, did get him out of a centuries-old rut.   When he was finally given the resources to test his idea, he  made a brilliant discovery...  (continued)
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 It was not the discovery he wanted to make, or thought he  had made, but it was still important.  All bad ideas are potential  'Chris Concepts'.  They may not be the solution you are looking  for, but they could still carry you forward to a solution that no  one has even imagined... Bad ideas, or Chris Concepts, are  essential to developing good solutions.  Innovation is rarely a  direct line from problem to solution.  The path to a great  solution twists, turns, and doubles back.  Along the way there  are many failures that are essential to developing the final  solution." – Thorpe, Scott,  How to Think Like Einstein , Barnes &  Noble Books, Inc., 2000, p. 47-49.
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"Chris Concepts" Can a person be creative even if their concept is wrong?
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Roger von Oech has identified 10 mental blocks to creativity The following information  is taken from his book A Creative Moment
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Mental Blocks These are to be overcome if you are to be creative.
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