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The Power of Whole Brain Thinking

Prashad Deshpande
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Prashad Deshpande
How We Think Matters

The image of the Titanic sinking, immortalized in a movie is a defining visual of how the unimaginable can become possible and how ‘rock solid’ assumptions are mistaken for facts. Those closest to the Titanic were the ones most convinced of her invincibility.

"We believe that the boat is unsinkable." Philip Franklin, Vice-President of White Star Line, 8-00 a.m., April 15, 1912.

“I cannot imagine any condition which would cause the ship to founder. I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that.” ? Captain Edward Smith.

We all, at some point of time, fall a victim to the Titanic mindset, “Since I am so sure, I can’t be wrong,” and some of us most of the times. This is because the way we think influences the way we behave and we all ‘see’ the world through the prism of our own attitudes shaped by the forces of nature and nurture. The first step to make a shift in our mindset is to understand how we think and our dominant preferences.


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