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This should be the mission statement at any school you walk into. It will be at mine now.
Creative geniuses are geniuses because they know "how" to think, instead of "what" to think via +Serena Cheong

• Geniuses look at problems in many different ways
• Geniuses make their thoughts visible
• Geniuses produce
• Geniuses make novel combinations
• Geniuses force relationships
• Geniuses think in opposites
• Geniuses think metaphorically
• Geniuses prepare themselves for chance
Thumbnail descriptions of the thinking strategies commonly used by creative geniuses.
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Going back to my high school days, I've enjoyed a healthy mocking of too-cute ideas (dang you, Monty Python). In that light:

Creative geniuses are geniuses because they know how "two" think, instead of how "one" thinks.
• Geniuses look at problems in two different ways
• Geniuses visualize in 2D rather than Tenacious-D
• Geniuses eat produce, and play the Chicago Board of Trade to try to win back the cost of their produce-eating habits.
• Geniuses combine novels to come up with books like "The Sound and the Gatsby" or "The Lord of the Mockingbird".
• Geniuses have calculated that the relationship force "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is somewhere between "Strong Nuclear" and "Electromagnetic".
• Geniuses think opposites attract: viva le difference.
• Geniuses think that "something representing a 2" squared is a metaphor.
• Geniuses prepare themselves for Gregorian Chants, especially ones that include dominos and checkers.
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