You learn by doing

We all know the marshmallow on a tower test. The kindergarten children normally outperform the adults in designing the highest tower that can hold a marshmallow on its top.

It’s because they learn by their early failures. They learn by doing, testing and trying. They find out within 2 minutes that a marshmallow is quite heavy. They fail quickly – their first attempt collapses.

The adults learn this right at the end, when they test their structure. Often not having time to try again. Too much planning, too little testing: they tried to come up with / design the right answer, rather than test.

Innovation is a skill you can learn. Flex these muscles.

Like this article?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest
%d bloggers like this: