Luciano Passuelo, writing in his excellent Litemind Blog, recently posted an excellent write-up on the key to Albert Einstein’s prolific creativity. Einstein was quoted as saying that Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution.
Luciano points out that the real lesson here is that we should spend MUCH MORE time making sure we have properly and completely defined the problem, and less time brainstorming potential solutions. He then lays out 10 ways to help you to do this. Great stuff!