Which side are you on?

During a peer discussion the other day it occurred to me that there where to kinds of people attending.

– On one side of the table where people trying to find the answer within the boundaries of their existing knowledge.

– On the other side where people looking for discoveries through acquiring new knowledge.

It didn’t feel like inside or outside the box thinking, it was more in the lines of: “I know I know already, I just have to look underneath the right rock” versus “I don’t know so we have to explore new things in order to solve this”.

It was a difficult meeting.

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