Uma Gupta writes: Dont Stay Married

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Staying married to your partner. Love is a gift to be cherished and nurtured. But, writes Uma Gupta, Do not Stay Married to your ideas and assumptions.

Weddingrings That is deadly. Deadly for the birth of creativity and innovation. Try this exercise. Every time you jump into a certain problem-solving mode or you think you know the perfect solution to a problem ask yourself, "How many years have I used this approach? How old are my assumptions?" You will be startled. Many approaches and assumptions are as old as we are, writes Uma Gupta. Even just being aware of the age of your ideas will force you to revisit creativity.

PS: An excerpt from Uma Gupta’s upcoming book on Shift Your Perspectives. Uma Gupta can be contacted at guptaguma@gmail.com

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About Dr. Gupta

Dr. Uma G. Gupta is the Founder and President of STEM.SMART, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the pipeline of U.S students interested in STEM careers. In addition, she is the CEO of PlanetGPA, an international student recruitment services that serves as an extension to the recruitment offices of U.S. universities.

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