Episode 053: My Apologies to the Wheel – Is it Creative?

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Episode 053: My Apologies to the Wheel – Is it Creative?

A few episodes ago, I talked about what I considered the world’s greatest invention. And in that episode, I made some disparaging comments about the wheel. I said that the wheel was not the world’s greatest invention ever, how there were a lot of limitations to this idea, and I talked a little bit about the history of it. But I guess some people didn’t like that.

And so, in this episode, let me give some credit back to the lonely wheel and talk about its evolution, and give you some of my ideas about if you were to continue to innovate this important invention and what it would look like.

I love taking something that has been around for a long, long time and see if we can continue to innovate it. It always astounds me when you’re able to take something as simple as a nail or something more complex like photography that has been around for a long time and you can still innovate. 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  1. The evolution of the wheel
  2. Examples of SIT applied to the wheel 
  3. Some fixedness associated with the wheel
  4. How do you apply SIT thinking to the wheel? 

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