Thinking Differently About Thinking Different

thinkdifferent posted an article “Thinking Differently About Thinking Different” that starts as follows: “People love pointing to non-conformist geniuses to show the power unleashed when you break away from conventional norms and boldly follow your own vision: Picasso and his cubist painting. Miles Davis and his cool jazz movement. Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi and his nonviolent non-cooperation independence movement. What many people miss in these stories is that to break away from tradition effectively, each of these people studied, practiced, and understood the traditional approaches first. Picasso didn’t start out painting crazy flattened faces with both eyes on one side of the nose… He spent many years learning and practicing realistic painting techniques. Miles Davis studied music theory and trumpet technique at Juilliard. Gandhi studied law and jurisprudence in London.” Read more

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