The book review for this week is Hunch by Bernadette Jiwa.
Jiwa explains her thoughts and research behind; ideas, intuition, deep thought, rationality, questions, genius, and many other concepts commonly associated with breakthrough ideas.
In today’s distracted and plugged-in world where we can Google answers for anything, we are at risk of losing our ability for innovative thought. Jiwa does a great job of outlining techniques for reengaging our creativity and intuition and generating the next big thing by leveraging our everyday insights.
My takeaway from this book is Jiwa’s definition of a hunch.
Hunch = Insight + Foresight where:
- Insight = patterns + practice
- Foresight = potential + predictions
Essentially, a hunch comes at the intersection of: Curiosity (interest + attention), Empathy (worldview + understanding), and Imagination (context + experience)!
Note that I have previously reviewed the following books in 2018:
- Tim O’Reilly’s Whats the Future and Why Its Up to Us
- Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art
- Timothy Ferriss’ Tribe of Mentors
- Richard P. Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!
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