Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Let the Problem be the Boss

On Charles Kettering and "Let the Problem be the Boss"
The trouble that most people get into when they run into a problem they have never experienced before, he explained is that they immediately try to solve it using what they already know. The more educated and “expert” the person, the greater is that tendency. Kettering advanced the idea that true solutions to problems come not from trying to fit every problem to the answers you already know but from meeting the problem on its own ground and letting it teach you what you need to know to understand it and solve it. Once, Kettering said, you “let the problem be the boss” and not try to bend it to fit your small view of the world, you begin to grow in power and ability.

Respectfully Submitted,
Brian Dunbar

Cross posted to LiftPort Staff Blog.
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