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Unthink: Rediscover your creative genius

by Erik Wahl, 2013

· Book Review

Erik Wahl explores the power of creativity to achieve superior performance. He builds a case that creativity is in all of us and re-discovering it is the key to unlocking our fullest potential.

 

One of the interesting themes picked up is how we deal with the unknown... and uncertainity.

 

How do you navigate your way toward making a living when:
a) Things are changing radically;
b) You aren’t sure where you should be going and
c) You don’t even have a map.

 

He builds the case that life is based on predictive reasoning--a pattern of thinking that is based on the assumption that the future is going to behave in a way that is similar to the present and the immediate past; thus involving inferring, extrapolating and using analytic methods.

 

But, our natural way of learning—the approach we had as children—to try, to fail, to learn, to take the next step, has remained within us all.

 

And it remains the best way to deal with the increasing level of uncertainty that we all face.

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