Episode 069: Holiday Creativity: The Patterns in Thanksgiving Dinner

by | Nov 29, 2021 | Podcast, Systematic Growth | 0 comments

We’ve just launched the holiday season here in the US. It all starts with one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. I especially love this holiday because the food is so good: the traditional turkey and all of the incredible side dishes. Not to mention, it’s an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends.

So, what does this have to do with creativity? Today, we’re going to investigate that a bit. We’re going to explore Thanksgiving and do some pattern spotting. 

As I always say, anyone can learn the skill of creativity and a big part of that is noticing the patterns in the things we see around us. Tune in to apply this to Thanksgiving dinner and get some inspiration for pattern spotting in your everyday life.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  1. What pattern spotting is.
  2. Five kitchen gadgets that have the five patterns of the SIT in them.
  3. An example of the subtraction technique in a turkey probe.
  4. Where we can see multiplication in a triple timer.
  5. How gravy can display task unification.
  6. How the division technique has been used to make it easier to get the turkey out of the oven.
  7. How attribute dependency could apply to Thanksgiving dinner.

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