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"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." ~ Andre Gide


Experimentation Discovery Discovery: Theory - Hypothesis - Experimentation - Evaluation - Conclusion



  3 Pillars of Inspiration


Two Types of Accidental Discoveries

  • By-product: occurred while the inventors were trying to discover something else

  • Serendipitous: were stumbled upon by chance

Kore 10 Tips for Serendipity

Two Elements of Learning

Discovery  >>>   Action



Learning SWOT Questions

  • What went unexpectedly well and why?

  • Are there any new directions to be explored?... More

Discover Yourself

"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself." ~ Alan Alda


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 environment, its mission, and the competences it needs to accomplish its mission. Peter Senge, a leading researcher and consultant on learning organizations, refers to such decisions and behavior-shaping assumptions as “mental models.”

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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 business.

Hypotheses are tested by experimentation, the results of which go through evaluation to determine conclusions.1



Engage Your Subconscious Mind

Subconscious vs. Conscious

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 problem; one should rather study it, and in time a solution  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book will reveal itself,” he advised.

Plant problems or whatever you desire to accomplish or comprehend in your subconscious mind and nourish with emotional repetition and practice. Your 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... More

Experimentation: The Key to Discovery

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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 discovery.1... More

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Loose-Tight Leadership 

The Power of Passion

Dream big dreams and love what you do Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book if you wish to create insanely great things. Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to make new discoveries.

2 Catalysts of Creativity

Open Mind

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 all doors to inspiration and new discoveries... More

Creative Dissatisfaction

Accidental 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 chaos and 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... More


Serendipity is your attitude and aptitude for making unintended discoveries by accident ‒ habitually... More

Lateral Thinking

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... More


Jeff Bezos story lessons quotes

There'll always be serendipity involved in discovery >>>

Jeff Bezos




1. "Strategic Management", Third Edition, Alex Miller

2. "Accidental Discoveries from Laughing Gas to Dynamite", Larry Verstraete