Every now and then you come across an idea, a spark of inspiration, or an unexpected connection that causes the neurons to fire and say “howdy.” These are Eureka Moments.

According to Wikipedia, “Archimedes reportedly proclaimed “Eureka!” when he stepped into a bath and noticed that the water level rose – he suddenly understood that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his body he had submerged.  This relation is known as Archimedes’ principle.  He then realized that the volume of irregular objects could be measured with precision, a previously intractable problem.  He is said to have been so eager to share his discovery that he leapt out of his bathtub and ran through the streets of Syracuse naked.”

I like to look for Eureka Moments because they crack open fresh ways to solve problems, which often leads to groundbreaking innovation.  I’ll share them when I find them – and would love to hear yours.

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