Why you should challenge your preconceptions

by on 25/09/2014

challenge your preconceptions “It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.”- Ben Stein

In the beginning, ships were built using wood.

It is because wood floats on water.

If you did not know anything else, this was sufficient to build ships using wood.

Then several hundred years later, Archimedes helped us look at the concept of ‘floating’ differently.

He introduced the theory of displacement.

Thus, buoyancy is expressed through Archimedes’ principle, which states that if the weight of the object is less than this displaced quantity, the object floats; if more, it sinks. The amount of fluid displaced is directly related (via Archimedes’ Principle) to its weight.

Archimedes helped us look at floating differently.

As a result, even heavier objects can be made to float.

This has resulted in better ships made of steel, which lasted longer.

In business, we walk around with many preconceived ideas.

Unless we step out and look at things differently, we are likely to keep getting the same results.

A simple shift in the way you think could dramatically change everything for you.

How often do you step out side and see in?

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