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Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life
Book by: Ozan Varol
Publishing Year: 2020
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The book talks about three aspects: Launch, Accelerate and Achieve. It focuses on incorporating creative thinking and using multiple approaches to solving problems. The end goal is to foster practical methods to solve problems. The author sheds light on the techniques which have been used by rocket scientists and draw examples which can be related to our daily life.

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Lesson 1. Understanding the Unknown.

To think like a rocket scientist implies developing a different approach to watch the world. Rocket scientists can think of things which normal people can’t imagine. Their purpose is to focus on long-term inventions and discoveries. They believe that rules can be altered, new guidelines can be formulated, and problems can be solved.  Humans need to progress at the same pace at which the world is evolving and the complexity of life is increasing. Rocket science is becoming increasingly important in the contemporary era. Critical thinking, imagination and innovation have become the key to survive these changes, and rocket science is the way to victory.

People are usually unaware of their capabilities. We do not realise, but most of us are capable of achieving breakthroughs. The major difference between people who achieve their goals and those who don’t is the effort they put in. The way problems are approached and solved, helps to determine the outcome. Most of us face a common error in thinking. We assume things to be certain even when they are not definite. This is primarily because humans are afraid of uncertainty. We want to be in control of most of the situations and we waste too much effort to maintain this control. Although we recognise that our current situation is not ideal and that things can be better, we decide to stay back and not take risks. This is where most of us are mistaken. If we don’t take risks, we won’t explore unfamiliar things and we won’t find them astonishing. Discoveries of the past have not been as easy as they have been portrayed. Scientists failed numerous times, they undertook various methodologies. The results were an outcome of staying glued to problems for months. 

There are many things which we feel we know, but in reality, it is unknown for us. This illusion blinds us and keeps us away from finding the truth. It is fuelled by the fear of the unknown. Together, they create a gap in our understanding, and this gap is filled with unnecessary stories. We fail to see the anomalies which alter what we know. We forget the fact that many discoveries of the past are a result of anomalies. In order to explore the unseen, one should acknowledge the possibility of its existence, prepare for taking a risk and take action towards it.

 

Lesson 2. Asking the Right Question.

Conservative views and opinions lead to predictable results. Things which have a routine process and those are done in a specific way, are

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Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist, an award-winning law professor, and the author of non-fiction books. He has written numerous award-winning articles that are taught in colleges and graduate schools. His work has been featured in domestic and foreign media,...

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  • Lesson 1. Understanding the Unknown.
  • Lesson 2. Asking the Right Question.
  • Lesson 3. Expanding the Thought Process.
  • Lesson 4. Moonshot Thinking.
  • Lesson 5. Watching out for Alternatives. 
  • Lesson 6. Confirmation Bias- A hindrance.
  • Lesson 7. The Interplay between Success and Failure.
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In the summary of Think Like a Rocket Scientist book, there are 7 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. Lesson 1. Understanding the Unknown.
  2. Lesson 2. Asking the Right Question.
  3. Lesson 3. Expanding the Thought Process.
  4. Lesson 4. Moonshot Thinking.
  5. Lesson 5. Watching out for Alternatives. 
  6. Lesson 6. Confirmation Bias- A hindrance.
  7. Lesson 7. The Interplay between Success and Failure.

Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol was published in 2020.

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