The case of the elusive insight

Date of publication: May 7, 2007


Detective fiction offers a powerful framework for researchers to borrow from, not just as a source of inspiration but also as a way of thinking about our role as 'problem solvers', a reminder of the essentials of the insighting process from problem definition to final solution, and a lesson in telling our story well. Adopting it would bring in a distinctive flavour to insighting; bring in the excitement and the enthusiasm necessary to convert insight-chasing into a rollicking intellectual ride rather than 'just another project'.

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