Connecting ideas

Sticking with it

It is often necessary to connect disparate ideas. For example, an engineer might need to connect concepts from physics and mathematics in order to design a new type of bridge. A writer might need to connect seemingly unrelated ideas in order to create a new piece of fiction. And a politician might need to connect different groups of people in … Read More

Recognizing patterns

pattern recognition

Pattern recognition is a powerful tool that we use every day, often without even realizing it. Our brains are constantly on the lookout for patterns, and this ability helps us to make sense of the world around us. For example, when we see a series of objects arranged in a certain way, we automatically interpret it as a meaningful sequence, … Read More

Pushing the envelope

pushing the envelope

“Pushing the envelope” is a phrase that originated in the early days of aviation. At that time, pilots were constantly pushing the boundaries of what was possible, and their progress was often constrained by the limitations of their aircraft. Over time, the phrase came to be used more broadly to describe anyone who is pushing the boundaries of what is … Read More