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Pattern Recognition – Batman Logo


What do you see?  A black swan?  A Batman
logo?  A Ninja Throwing Star?  Something else?

It’s actually a big white “?” mark.  If you didn’t see the “?” mark at first, don’t feel bad.  Nearly no one does.  Some people in my workshops can’t see it even after being told what it is.

This happens because of our parents.  It’s their fault.  At least that’s what I tell my psychiatrist.  It is kind of their fault though.

Ever since we were born, we have been taught to look for information in black on a white background.  True?  When was the last time you saw a white font on a black page?  Never.

Newspapers, books, (this book), computer screen, canvas, nearly everything starts off white then we add black or colored information to that blank medium.  So it’s natural to look for the information in the black image instead of the white.

Sometimes the answers are right in front of your eyes, only you can’t see them!


“Over Achieve… It’s easier to delete than create.”

Lon Safko


Lon Safko
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking


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