(again, the brainteasers, not your friend) and come back to them later. But don’t give up. Persistence is the backbone of breakthrough thinking. The second thing is to actually apply the tools and techniques that you’ll find in this book to the brainteasers. So whether it’s the I.D.E.A. method for critical thinking or a specific breakthrough thinking tech- nique like Add Dimension, PLEASE USE THE TOOLS. Only through practice will you be able to recall the tools when you need them. This is true whether you’re run- ning a multibillion dollar company or trying to fix a door- knob. (The answers to the brainteasers are on my website: www.kevincarroll.com.)
By the way, once you start applying the principles found in this book, if you have a breakthrough thinking success story that you’d like to share, I welcome it. Just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.