« Wrong on QANTAS | Main | Gold IS Money »

July 28, 2008


Jon Husband

What I know is that a majority of the ideas I have had that I believe are useful or good or valuable have come to me suddenly in the middle (about an hour or so into) a long swim .. or when I am wandering about far removed from detailed concentration on a problem.

For example, I have been known to drive for several kilometres in the slow lane of a highway while scribbling an idea on whatever scrap of paper I could find close to hand just because that's when the idea came and I knew that if I didn't note it there was a decent chance I would lose it, or "discover" the resolution to something I had been wondering about in the middle of a classical music concert.

I have also recognized that many of these ideas would not have come to me without the ten or twenty years of curiosity, reading, etc. that had gone before.

The comments to this entry are closed.