Through history, the greatest innovators in every field were what we now label as breakthrough innovators. Collectively, breakthrough innovators are the most critical components to the evolution of society. They push/pull society to change, no matter how intransigent the political, social, and scientific conditions are. Once breakthrough innovators manifest their concepts and products, they force society to conform to them. Breakthrough innovators then become barometers and guides for incremental innovators to measure against and innovate around, which further evolves society. …


“The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition. My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six. My new discovery is the result of musical perception……I see my life in terms of music.”– Albert Einstein

Einstein considered playing an acoustic instrument not just an important hobby but perceived it as vital to how he approached life. He used this perception to intuitively develop a process that leveraged his ability of playing an instrument into a cognitive tool for his work. Einstein did this by playing the violin or piano if he was stuck on a physics problem. Then afterward he would go back to working on physics. This process was not done for rest and relaxation but to stimulate his creativity.

Instead of striving to continually increase academic knowledge, Einstein discovered that this process of…


Physics and philosophy are two sides of the same coin. Sometimes physics has led philosophy and other times philosophy has led physics. But currently, philosophy is so confused that professors teaching students within academia, is like the blind leading the blind. The failure of philosophy impairs the ability of physics to think outside-the-box and develop accurate models. And since physics is the mother of all science, flawed models in physics have led to flawed models in all the other tethered sciences. The failure of philosophy has also forced physics to make guesses outside its scope of learning that deal with…


For a company to grow and be sustainable, there must be continual innovative improvement at the lowest level of the company to significant innovation at the highest level of the company. Good decisions at every level dictate the success of that innovation. Yet bad decisions and the resulting high innovation failure rates in the business ecosystem is the norm in society. For example, consulting firm McKinsey found that 72% of senior executives thought their companies made bad decisions more often than good decisions. …


Societal shocks throughout history force individuals to interact in new ways. In our age, that shock is coming in the form of the Coronavirus pandemic, which is forcing an accelerated adaptation to distance learning. When this pandemic passes, our education systems will be forever altered to new systems of some form of remote interaction. Because of all this, a critical question arises: What skill is going to give students a powerful advantage within the future systems of distance learning? The answer is a skill developed through the ITP, which stand for Innovative Thinking Process.

The original use of the ITP…


Without knowing it, people engage with symphonic music on a regular basis. Think about it. Hollywood and the gaming industry extensively use symphonic music in their movies and games. The symphonic music uniquely enables emotion to imbue images with feeling and verbal dialogue with context. If you were to turn off the symphonic music, the images and dialogue within movies and games would come across as cold and incomplete. This is because the viewer would lack the emotional experience that comes from the music. Yet few make the connection between the benefits to society from movies and games and the…


Companies are now increasingly depending on all their employees to continually problem solve and innovate. This requires the skill of creativity. Unfortunately, this skill is never taught during the entire sixteen years of education leading to a bachelor’s degree. In fact, the complete opposite ‘hard skills’ are taught; of becoming proficient at regurgitating memorized information on tests for specific topics. Yes the skill of memorizing information, that was not easily or publically available, had immense value for thousands of years. Sometimes it even meant the difference between life and death. But in our age where all information has become…


Societal shocks throughout history force individuals to interact in new ways. In our age, that shock is coming in the form of the Coronavirus pandemic, which is forcing an accelerated adaptation to remote work and learning. When this pandemic passes, our education, non-profit and corporate ecosystems will be forever altered to new ecosystems of some form of remote interaction. Because of all this, a critical question arises: What skill is going to give individuals a powerful advantage within the future ecosystems of remote work and learning?


Elon Musk is planning to send one million humans to Mars by 2050. This is a theoretically achievable goal but it will fail if current planning is used. That failure will be due to a fundamental paradigm that is not understood by Musk about the human condition. To understand this new paradigm, the crucial role of emotion within human interaction needs to be outlined to start.

Emotion is mistaken for some aspect or form of intelligence. It is not. Emotion is a completely separate mind component from intelligence. Emotion is not produced by life; it exists outside life while interacting…


Every new field that Trump enters always has experts predicting that Trump will fail, be it in the field of real estate, media, politics, economics, etc. But Trump keeps winning. Therefore his continuous success, in radically different fields, cannot be accidental and must have a foundation in strategic thinking. So Trump has strategy, he is just playing a different game than everyone else. For instance, most everyone’s strategy is like a methodical game of chess, slowly building one small win upon the next. …

Anton Krutz

Entrepreneur, Luthier, Thought Pioneer

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