Question #2: Thinking logically/demanding vs thinking creatively?


When it’s about product development which way of thinking is the most likely to produce the best results ?

From a theoretical point of view having the idea generate by a creative and the execution by a logical mind seems ideal, but it’s theory only, most of people have a dominant way of thinking and except if you are Leonardo Da Vinci is rare to excel in both.

Logical thinking

A logical mind is able to understand complex concept, dive deep in the technology, develop efficient solution based on a clear understanding of data and/or following a logical path of thinking.

Creative thinking

A creative mind see and make connection between unrelated fields, a creative mind tend to see a problem from different and unexpected angle generating unexpected solution.

Both looks good but..

by experience (in Europe) in most of companies, logic beat creativity, why?


Is it good?... No

In developed countries, knowledge is extremely easy to acquire (think MIT free library), users behavior easy to understand with advanced tools (e.g. GA, Optimzely, Clicktale..), process well documented and easy to follow (e.g. scrum) all those tools help and simplify the logical process of product development diminishing the needs to get highly logical mind. On the other hand very few tools or process can replace a creative thinking (there’s idea generation methodology but not well spread, think IDEO).

To summarize, today having a creative mind should be a competitive advantage over logical thinking but it’s not the case.

One vs the other

Logical minds are able to understand complex concepts, be proficient in technology, and develop solutions to problems after finding a clear understanding of the problem with relevant data. Creative minds, however, make connections between unrelated fields and often are able to see things from unexpected angles, thus generating unexpected solutions.

Creative Thinking vs Logical Thinking

Creative thinking allows you to assume out of the box. Most, if not all, of the billionaires currently have created and utilized creative thinking to its optimum. From the words “create’ and ‘think’, creative thinking suggests acquiring the ability or electrical power to create something productive, unique, and constructive.

What is the distinction between creative and logical thinking?

Creative thinking works by using the right side of our brain though logical thinking uses the left facet. We produce and use logical thinking each day. Generally, it is our formal schooling that fuels its use – it is in college that we master what is right and wrong, which ones to follow and why we must do or not do that. Creative thinking is extremely unique and it is not always used by quite a few even though everyone has the power to be creative. It’s not centered on finding which one is right or wrong fairly it focuses on locating alternative remedies to make a wrong to right or right to wrong. Generally, creative thinking does not accept that there is only one reply or option to a dilemma. So, if you imagine the well-liked saying ‘If it’s not broken, why fix it’, you are staying logical not creative.

What do we require to be effective?

Equally thinking process are crucial if we want to be profitable but making use of creative thinking normally requires a ton of expertise, apply, and commitment. It is by way of creative thinking that a person is capable to invent one thing new or increase those that previously existed. For businessmen, creative thinking will allow them to utilize a method or method to a new marketplace or item. For most of us, creative thinking is essentially our capability to change the way we see factors or develop new way of hunting at factors. To be creative not only suggests to usually produce some thing new for the world but to produce anything new within just ourselves. Usually, the creative people are individuals that are optimistic, beneficial, entertaining, and adventurous.

How can we produce creative thinking within just us?

Everyone is creative to some extent but other folks are just really gifted at this. If you have not tapped into the right aspect of your brain all these times, there is a way to produce it now. First, be aware that every day you are really ready to use creative thinking. It’s the way we feel or see factors close to us. We react to entire world occasions, we come across new route to keep away from visitors, or even as basic as discovering ways to take care of time wisely. Second, there are several creative thinking approaches that we can use. 1 of that is through Brainwave Entrainment.

How can brainwave entrainment produce creative thinking?

At any time wondered why the best ideas normally come right prior to you sleep? It’s exactly mainly because right before we rest, we pass through a state of deep relaxation. Making use of brainwave entrainment’s repetitive tones with distinct frequencies, we are capable to attain that state of deep relaxation and keep that state even if we are awake.

Brainwave entrainment employs the pure phenomenon termed “frequency following response”. Our brainwaves frequencies gradually abide by the frequencies of the sounds we are hearing. And considering that these frequencies are connected with various mental states, we are capable to get to these mental states effortlessly. It is uncomplicated to acquire creative thinking with brainwave entrainment simply because anytime we want or need to have to we can tap into our subconscious and achieve our creative mental state. Usually called meditation therapy or self hypnosis, brainwave entrainment permits tips and insights to flow naturally. This allows the emergence of a wide array of strategies that we can use to produce or reapply to processes consequently increasing our productivity levels.

It is very important that we select a superior brainwave entrainment plan or else we will not get the optimum benefit of creative thinking.

The War Of Logic VS Creativity

“Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness hasmagic, power, and genius in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When making decisions based on logic alone, you are playing it safe and putting a limit to what you could accomplish. This is why, those who risk more gain more. And, if/when they lose, they lose more. Just the way it goes.

I believe many of us play it too safe. We could benefit more from taking more risks. Balance is a great thing. We strive for it every day. Albert Einstein said: “Logic will get you from point A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Using more creative decision-making approaches involve higher risks, higher rewards, and less losses. If you use balanced decision-making steps, you’ll gain more by taking your time to do so.

So, how do you wage the never-ending war between logic and creativity?

You don’t.

Why do we fight with these two all the time? At least, some of us used to. They’re good friends. Yes, logic and creativity are the best of friends when they work together. If you want to make better decisions in your life, use both approaches.

Logical Thinking: For creative thinkers.

It means making decisions on what to do, or what to believe by focusing on analytical and rational thinking. This decision-making approach uses the information gathered, experience, observation and reasoning (left brain). Gather data systematically and fit it together.

If you are a creative person this approach broadens your horizons and gives structure to your usually scattered thoughts.

Creative Decision-Making: For logical thinkers.

On the other hand, you’ll need to see things from opposite perspectives. This broadens and opens your mind to new possibilities. It helps to look at situations opposite from what you usually you do.

If you are a logical thinker, you’ll see other things that are as important as numbers. Numbers usually talk to you. Here, you should look at the information from emotional, intuitive, and creative perspectives (gut feeling).

It’s non-logical because it uses our own assumptions, opinion, imagination, creativity and intuition, risk taking, and experimenting. My father always told me, never to assume anything. It’s good advice.

As I grew up, I learned the opposite is also true. Not that I want to contradict my father as when I was a teenager… But, I’ve made some successful gut feeling decisions here and there. Because, if you don’t have all the pieces of information, what would you do? You know a lot of times we have to make decisions on the spot.

My Further Thoughts on Gained Research:

I believe with creativity there’s more than one way to solve/tackle a dilemma. There are no rules really when it comes to thinking creatively. For me, I find myself thinking logically some of the time, and the rest, creatively. For I believe creativity helps solve way more problems, issues and epidemics way better, healthier and positive than logical could.

Like Topanga Mathews stated as real and agreeable statement about both creative and logical thinking.

“If you think logically, you will lose the creative arts.” – Topanga Mathews

Albert Einstein Quotes

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
  • I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
  • Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
  • Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
  • If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.
  • I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.
  • Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
  • Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
  • It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
  • No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
  • Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
  • Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

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