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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thomas Edison on Problem-Solving

"That’s just where your trouble has been. You have tried only reasonable things. Reasonable things never work. Thank God you can’t think up any more reasonable things, so you’ll have to begin thinking up unreasonable things to try, and now you’ll hit the solution in no time." -- Thomas Edison, as quoted in Neil Baldwin's biography, in a retort to a young chemist in Edison’s employ who had tried ‘every reasonable’ approach to solving his problem

via Andrew Grumet's Weblog

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