Ep. 12: Accidental Mashups, mess ups and moments of genius!
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In episode 12, The Occupational Philosophers dive into the world of Accidental Mashups, Insatiable Curiosity and how they drive Innovation. 

  • Why an insatiable curiosity is at the heart of entrepreneurialism (and it's how they see opportunities that other people miss) 
  • How being open to surprises, coincidences and mistakes we can deliver some fantastic insights that can drive innovation 
  • Why innovation is never linear (as much as we would like it to be!) 
  • The importance of asking curious questions and how two key questions kicked off two of the worlds most innovative companies 
  • How some of our most famous inventions are the result of accidents and unexpected mashups 
  • Why the most exciting phrase in science is "Mmmmm, that's funny" 
  • How unexpected incidences can bring around amazing insights - if you are open to them
  • Why you should always take the laundry out ahead of answering the telephone 
  • Maybe it's time to rethink the ven diagram 

They also explore such job interview questions such as: 

  • Why are manholes round?
  • Are you a hunter or gatherer?
  • What type of tree are you? 

As always there are some great thought experiments including:

  • Word mashups 
  • A deep dive into the psychology of choices (and what it says about your life) 

Come visit at www.occupationalphilosophers.com


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