"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Look at the picture below. What do you see?

There are a myriad ways of looking at a situation.

We sometimes hard focus and miss the entire picture.

If you saw "it" straightaway, good. However, others may not have seen it, as they were concentrating on only one aspect of the picture. In such a case, all you do see clearly, you cannot not see it.

There is a perception switch that has occurred. We often need to switch our focus from narrow to broad, shallow to deep, or a combination of these, in order to go beyond the obscure towards the obvious.

You should have seen "it" by now. It's the little white arrow inside the corporate logo.

[adapted & excerpted from 'Brain Symphony: Brain-blazing Practical Techniques in Creativity for Immediate Application', by Dilip Mukerjea;]

Say Keng's expert comments:

Please refer to my earlier blogpost.

Essentially, the secret to opportunity discovery lies in this exercise.

As a matter of fact, most entrepreneurial opportunities come from pedestrian observations.

I leave it to the following experts to drive home my point:

"You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence & success. The problem is, you just don't see them."

Jay Abraham, marketing strategist & author of 'Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got';

"Successful opportunities for innovation & growth are right here, in front of us, & we often can't see them or don't act on them."

Erich Joachimsthaler, strategy consultant & author of 'Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Find & Execute Your Company's Next Big Growth Strategy';

"Everyone is surrounded by opportunities. But they only exist once they have been seen. And they will only be seen if they are looked for."

Edward de bono, creativity guru & author of 'Opportunities: A Handbook for Business Opportunity Search';

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