The Scientific Method as a Model for Discovery
The scientific process starts with a
theory. According to
Peter Drucker, every business operates on the
basis of a theory that reflects assumptions about such things as its
mission, and the
competences it needs to accomplish its mission. Peter Senge, a leading
researcher and consultant on
organizations, refers to such decisions and behavior-shaping
as “mental models.”
In the scientific method of discovery, the
theory is followed by hypothesis. A hypothesis simply speculates
about a theorized cause-effect relationship, and presents a testable
question about what works, developed as an outgrowth of the theory of the
Hypotheses are tested by
experimentation, the results of which go through
evaluation to determine
Why should we force our
brain to work if,
researchers say, our subconscious mind works 200 million times faster?
Albert Einstein used his
subconscious mind to make discoveries. “One should never impose one's
views on a
one should rather study it, and in time a
will reveal itself,” he advised.
Plant problems or whatever you desire to
comprehend in your subconscious mind and nourish with emotional
burning desire and
habitual search for insights will plant the seed.
Relax periodically and
listen to let your subconscious mind to take over and grow a tree from
that seed almost instantly when the time is ripe for it...
Experimentation: The Key to
Discovering what works requires that you
understand the casual links between inputs and outputs. When it come to
searching for cause-effect relationships, perhaps the most suitable model
that emerges is the method of
experimentation that allows the
most efficient scientific progress, the scientific method as a model for
11 Guiding Principles
Power of Passion
big dreams and
love what you do
if you wish to create insanely great things. Develop a
you do, you will never cease to make new discoveries.
Be a student, keep an open mind. Be observant,
keep your eyes open at all times. Look at people, business, processes,
nature and everything else with no fixed ideas. with no judgment. They are
doors to inspiration and new discoveries...
Many ideas surface in the strangest ways, often
when they are least expected. Sometimes they seem to pop up almost by
accident. The accidental discovery is triggered by
contradictions, rather than by order and logic. When open-minded people
read, listen or watch, they often find things that catch their eye, leading
them off into other areas of enquiry...
Serendipity is your
and aptitude for making unintended discoveries by accident ‒
Step outside the box of your habitual thoughts and see things for what
they are, not what you assume them to be. Make it a habit to look wider and
combine the unusual...