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Making the Most out of Mist

When firefighters pump thousands of gallons of water into a building on fire, many people don't realize that the high pressure water flow causes more damage to the building than the fire itself. Fire sprinklers break up the stream of water into a shower of mist. They extinguish fires and cause less damage. 

Four Action Steps

Check Your Flow

Reconcile Contradictions

Reconcile Contradictions

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So much in life hinges on and revolves around flow: Blood flow, energy flow and cash flow. Innovation is best modeled as a flow problem. 

Reconcile Contradictions

Reconcile Contradictions

Reconcile Contradictions

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The contradiction that lies at the heart of your problem holds the key to its solution. Parallel lines don't cross, or do they? 

Know Your Ideal Final Result

Know Your Ideal Final Result

Know Your Ideal Final Result

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Great solutions maximize benefit and minimize cost. When we harvest energy from the environment, we produce waste and dump that waste back in the environment. Can we do more work with less waste? 

Add a Catalyst

Know Your Ideal Final Result

Know Your Ideal Final Result

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Catalysts can reduce the amount of energy required for  reactions to occur, increase yield and reduce waste.