“The creative individual thinks of failure as a new opportunity: “Okay, why did I fail? What was wrong? Let me try to do something else. Let me go forward with it.” “
Nothing quite as exciting as systemizing something that is considered inspirationational, and transcendant of whatever you currently have in your mind. This seems to adhere to the critical-mass model. enough raw data crystalizes into new patterns when a critical number of interconnections are formed. Similar to Stuart Kauffman’s ‘Buttons and Threads” model of complex systems.
The thing to take away from this article is simply this: You have to try, and not just think. That means you have to fail, something that 105% of us really don’t like doing. Not only fail, but fail often. I can only assume that this does not include financial collapse or misc. catastrophe, so limit the scope of these experiments somewhat – the first test flight of your a-grav Alero should not be off a quarry ledge. The mythbuster’s model of making a model first is probably a safe bet there.