Essentially, hacking is a deviously creative problem solving process. As author Josh Linker pointed out, “While hacking can clearly be used for wrongdoing, it can also serve as a powerful model of growth, innovation and success.”
The way you respond when you learn someone’s occupation, hear their political views or behold their fashion choices (“it’s a man-bun”) reflects your frames. Framing, short for frame of reference, shapes how we make sense of a situation. It’s the story we tell ourselves about it.
Want to try some unusually effective approaches to creative thinking?
Jeffrey Baumgartner studied the way “artists, writers, scientists and other creative geniuses” worked and noticed that they rarely followed the rules for brainstorming or creative problem solving (CPS). Instead, they used intentionally unconventional approaches.
They succeeded by using a provocative...