“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie, Clarifier (?)
Marie Curie studied the natural world, first as a student, then as a researcher. Her dedication to understanding won her the Nobel prize. Twice. Once for physics and once for chemistry.
In this newsletter, we quote four famous figures who, in a phrase, capture the essence of each FourSight thinking preference — Clarifier, Ideator, Developer and Implementer. If we could go back in time (or had connections to Elon Musk) we would give them the FourSight assessment and find out their thinking preferences. But based on their words and achievements, here’s our best guess…
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”
Coco Chanel,Ideator (?)
Coco Chanel was a rebel. When she starter her fashion career at the beginning of the 20th century, women wore corsets, and men wore pants. She flipped the fashion world on its head and designed men’s clothes for women.
“You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.”
Elon Musk, Developer (?)
Elon Musk is the inventor and visionary entrepreneur who brought us PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla. He didn’t invent the credit card, the rocket or the electric car, but he optimized the systems in which they operated.
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
Amelia Earhart,Implementer (?)
Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Her willingness to take risks and jump into action was in evidence already at age 7 when she made a makeshift rollercoaster and flew off the roof of the garden shed.