Can’t crack that programming problem? Go to sleep (or take a walk)
Dan Kim
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I can completely relate to this, Dan. Just taking a step back and focussing on the underlying problem, without looking at the screen, really helps a lot in solving it. It allows us to think about the fundamentals and/or the bigger picture (top down or bottom up), and one of them always helps. We are always wondering about it at the back of our head and it’s somewhat like the subconscious invoking a callback when it has figured out a potential solution.