Because the solution is, in hindsight, deceptively simple, clients tended to admit they should have thought of it themselves.
Because they hadn’t, they were obviously not as creative or smart as they had previously thought, and needed to call in creative experts. The nine-dot puzzle and the phrase “thinking outside the box” became metaphors for creativity and spread like wildfire in marketing, management, psychology, the creative arts, engineering, and personal improvement circles.
Here’s a link to the article on haters, as well as Gary’s previous books, Now, Gary and I would love to hear from you in the comments!
Give this some thought and put a link to your Jab or your Right Hook in the comments below.
So grab headphones if you have little ones around or be warned if you’re sensitive to colorful words! Not only does Gary share a ton of actionable lessons in this video, he also dances (oh yes he did!
), and issues a pretty awesome and generous challenge to the Marie TV audience.
The correct solution, however, requires you to draw lines that extend beyond the area defined by the dots.
At the first stages, all the participants in Guilford’s original study censored their own thinking by limiting the possible solutions to those within the imaginary square (even those who eventually solved the puzzle).
It’s been an exciting past couple of weeks judging your submissions, and we’re finally ready to announce the winners of our Stage Builder Contest for Yeah Jam Fury! This gnarly award goes to Drarky’s stage named “I miss the old pogo SFX” (sorry dude, perhaps a future DLC? This stage pushed our coordination skills to the limits by requiring extremely precise reaction time and control. After calming down and thinking critically about the situation we managed to finally snag that mango. All three winners of these categories will be receiving a 0 Amazon e Gift Card, a Steam Key for the game, copies of our soundtracks, as well as this poster of a real mango: Mango Poster Congratulations you three!Gary will review your submissions and give some of them his personal feedback.If you’re not in business right now but you still want to play, tell us the single biggest insight you’re taking away from this interview.We’d love to do similar events in the future 🙂 Still haven’t yet played Yeah Jam Fury: UME?Try out the free online demo right in the browser, or purchase today on Steam!Remember, the more precise and specific you can be, the better.