The first group was given the same instructions as the participants in Guilford’s experiment.
"Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars."Everyone loves flashy magic, BFGs, and big, thundering tanks. Day or two in the jungle and your blaster'll never fire again.
It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. After that comes vodka, caviar, suicidal novelists.
Overnight, it seemed that creativity gurus everywhere were teaching managers how to think outside the box.
Management consultants in the 1970s and 1980s even used this puzzle when making sales pitches to prospective clients.
Even though they weren’t instructed to restrain themselves from considering such a solution, they were unable to “see” the white space beyond the square’s boundaries.
Only 20 percent managed to break out of the illusory confinement and continue their lines in the white space surrounding the dots.
There seemed to be no end to the insights that could be offered under the banner of thinking outside the box.
Speakers, trainers, training program developers, organizational consultants, and university professors all had much to say about the vast benefits of outside-the-box thinking.
In the 1970s, however, very few were even aware of its existence, even though it had been around for almost a century.
If you have tried solving this puzzle, you can confirm that your first attempts usually involve sketching lines inside the imaginary square.
An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export.