Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Never forget that knowledge plays to opposite roles ‒ it serves as a fertile soil for generating new ideas and entraps people in old ways of seeing and thinking.

Vadim Kotelnikov

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'The Box' − a set of self-imposed limitations

'The Box' is a metaphor that symbolizes a set of any self-imposed cognitive limitations.

These self-imposed cognitive limitations can be internal, individual or external, shared. Knowledge structures, the way of thinking and what a person thinks about are individual limitations. Paradigms and a widely accepted model providing the context for understanding and decision-making in a particular field are shared limitations. А collection of two sets of internal and shared interactive mental models form 'The Box'.

'The Box' makes people reject outside-the-box ideas because the cause a cognitive dissonance.


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This puzzle illustrates the value of outside-the-box thinking. Join the 9 dots with 4 straight lines without lifting the pen. It is only by thinking outside that the box the solution can be found.




To think outside the box is to look further and to try not thinking of the obvious things, but to try thinking of the things beyond them.

Thinking outside the box means approaching challenges and problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems in non-conventional ways; perceiving situations differently; and searching for non-obvious solutions.



Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Comfort zones are enemies of achievement, the kingdom where stagnation reigns and unrealized dreams are buried.

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Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Once you rid yourself of conventional thinking you can get on with creating something truly innovative.

Vadim Kotelnikov

Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of 1000ventures - personal logo    Business e-Coach    Innompic Games icon