Peter Sims: Perfect ideas discovered, not planned

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.

Stay curious. 


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