Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday Thinking - Like a Child

In their new book, Think Like a Freak, Stephen Dubner and Steve Levitt describe how thinking like a child can be very fruitful.
 LEVITT: I think the beauty of thinking like a child … is that sometimes doing things differently and simply and with a kind of joy and triviality leads you to a really special place that as an adult you don’t get to go to very often.
Kids are relatively unbiased; they don’t carry around many of the pre-conceptions that adults do. And, as we all know, kids don’t “pay attention” the same way that adults do. This makes them more likely to notice or care about things that the rest of us don’t...

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