When you hear a joke, at what point do you laugh?
Do you laugh at the beginning of the joke, right when it begins?
Of course not! You laugh when you hear the “punch line.” This is the moment of collision, the moment all the elements of the joke come together and you finally get it.
The same thing happens with a creative act. That is why the act of innovation and humor are so strongly connected. They originate from the same phenomena, that being the collision of two previously unrelated themes.
Tune in to today’s episode to hear more about this phenomenon and how to use it to increase your creative output.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Why hindsight is so important in creativity.
- How to use systematic inventive thinking to come up with abstract ideas.
- The 5 patterns that go into the SIT method.
- How to take the abstract ideas in your mind, develop them, and look back on them later to produce an innovative idea.