Innovative Thinking – Wheels On The Bus – Blog 040

Let’s try something different.  We’ll step away from the illusions and I’ll show you a really simple challenge.  First graders get this immediately.  So should you.

This is a bus.  Which way will the bus pull away from the curb?  To the left or to the right?  That’s it!  Grad schoolers get this right away.

 

 

ANSWER:  There is only one way, the left.  There is no door on this side of the bus, so the door has to be on the other side.  If so, the front of the bus has to be facing left.

 

School kids get it because it’s in their world.  Somehow we grow out of that world and into one that clouds our vision and ability to see simple answers.

 

“Innovation: Perceiving Information Uniquely.”

Lon Safko

 

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

 

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