Solving puzzles by bringing in new perspectives

10/17/2013 | InnoCentive blog

The literature is full of problems that were solved after the experts opened up the discussion to people outside their circle, including the story retold in the movie "Good Will Hunting" of a Ph.D. student who solved two longstanding statistics puzzles. Innovators and companies can learn from "the power of 'not knowing what you can't do' -- and the value of opening up problems to people with fresh perspectives," Joseph Artese writes.

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