7 Ways Thinking Like a Detective Will Make You Smarter

Solve problems by borrowing the methods of the most famous investigators

Gustavo Razzetti
Apr 29 · 10 min read
What’s your detective style? Pic by João Silas on Unsplash

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” — Sherlock Holmes

How good are you at connecting the dots?

1. Deduction and Mindfulness Go Together

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.”

— Sherlock Holmes

2. All Stories Are Possible — Until They Are Not

3. Be Relentless

“You’re here. That’s what matters. That’s kind of the only thing that matters. That you show up. You’ll be alright.” — Sarah Linden

4. Seek for the Aha! Moment

“Mess and I are very old friends.”―Humphrey Goodman

5. Being Vulnerable Is Being Smart

6. Follow Your Intuition

7. Find Your Sidekick

“Sanbrook doesn’t make vulnerable. It makes me the best man for the job.” — Alec Hardy

Connecting the Dots


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I help teams and organizations build purpose-driven cultures. Creator of the Culture Design Canvas. Insights → bit.ly/ChangeInsights

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