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Old 19 June 2008, 05:49 PM
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Ponder Einstein on problem-solving

Comment: I read someone "quoting Albert Einstein" stating the following:

"You can't solve current problems with current thinking. Current problems
are the result of current thinking."

I googled it and found 5 consultant sites quoting it, but I just think
it's a stupid statement and can't believe Einstein said it.
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Old 19 June 2008, 07:05 PM
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There's a similar quote in the office here that says "Problems cannot be solved by the same level of awareness that created them". It is also attributed to Einstein
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Old 19 June 2008, 10:00 PM
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This is a commonly misunderstood quote by Mr. Einstein. In actuality he said currant thinking. He and his second wife (his first cousin, by the way) loved to make holiday fruitcakes using fresh currants. One year they had trouble finding any currants and spent several sleepless nights thinking about how they could make their famous currant fruitcakes without any currants. The couple became so obsessed with thinking about currants that they could do nothing else. When a neighbor reminded Albert about the Currant Depot across town Albert laughed and then regaled his well endowed wife with the now famous misquote.

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Old 21 June 2008, 03:42 PM
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"Current problems are the result of current thinking."
And yet, "I think, therefore I amp."

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Old 21 June 2008, 03:51 PM
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And yet, "I think, therefore I amp."

Bonnie "wait, watt?" Taylor
Welcome to the board, but you may find some resistance to a joke like that.

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Old 21 June 2008, 03:56 PM
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Welcome to the board, but you may find some resistance to a joke like that.
Yeah, these newbies just aren't what they used to be, eh? For flip's sake, Bonnie, spend some time lurking before starting with the puns!
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Old 22 June 2008, 02:51 PM
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Yeah, these newbies just aren't what they used to be, eh? For flip's sake, Bonnie, spend some time lurking before starting with the puns!
I thought it was shocking!
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