The skills we’re taught work well for familiar situations, yet we’re trained to perfect our ideas and use the past to predict the future with linear plans in a nonlinear world. As such, we need a completely new mind-set. Linear thinking is a death knell for creativity.
When I worked as a venture capital investor, I found that most successful entrepreneurs don’t begin with perfected ideas or plans — they discover them. Entrepreneurs think of learning the way most people think of failure. - "Little Bets" author, Peter Sims
Peter will speak at IdeaFestival 2012 on why non-linear thinking is key for the creative mindset, and why "little bets" accompany non-linear thinking.