Learn the Closed-World Principle for Business Innovations


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The closed-world principle

You know how certain innovative products make you slap your forehead and say, "Gee, why didn't I think of that?" We tend to be surprised by those products that are deceptively simple in using some aspect or component in the immediate vicinity of where the product is being used. We call this the Closed-World Principle. It states that when solving a problem or generating ideas, one should strive to use only those resources that exist in the product or system itself or in its immediate vicinity.

In other words, the closer your innovative solution is to the problem, the more creative it will be. Imagine you're driving your car far away from town, and you suddenly realize you have a flat tire. You start changing the tire, but there is a problem. The lug nuts are so rusted it can't remove them. You even try jumping on the tire wrench to loosen them but to no avail. Take a moment to think about this. What would you do? Do you see a solution? If you're like most people, your first reaction is...

The closed-world principle
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