Weekly News: What do you see when you look at this hammer?

It's a hammer, right? It's about nailing things — maybe fixing pictures up on a wall, or building a house if you really want to get ambitious. 

Only, you could be much more ambitious than that. The way you view this hammer reveals a fundamental bias that, left unchecked, will block you from being innovative and creatively solving problems. 

Find out more about our featured model of the week, Functional Fixedness. Including how to solve 'The Candle Problem' and how you can challenge your assumptions to be more creative. 

Stay safe, happy & curious --- Arun & Shai

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