By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to use music as a strategic thinking tool. Reading time: 3:09
How do you fine tune your creative thinking skills?
With a fine tune.
Albert Einstein chose to play the violin to help him relax and problem solve more readily, according to his son, Hans Albert.
Whenever Albert Einstein felt that he had come to the “end of the road or into a difficult situation in his work, he would take refuge in music. That would usually resolve all his difficulties,” Hans Albert recalled of his dad’s String Theory of a Different Kind.
At any rate, music just may be the oil in the engine of creative and strategic thinking. In fact, some of the world’s most renowned thinkers –leaders –were musically talented:
Galileo, the son of a musician, played a guitar like instrument called the lute.
Thomas Jefferson played the violin.
Ben Franklin, who invented the glass harmonica, played the guitar and harp.
Henry David Thoreau played the flute.
Albert Schweitzer played the organ. Continue reading