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Business works when you see beyond the obvious

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David James Gough

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By David James Gough

The chances are you went somewhere by car today. It might have been to work, or to get groceries, or simply for pleasure. If that’s the case, here’s a question for you: What do you remember of your journey?

The answer is most likely very little.

The thing is, you didn’t need to remember all the details of the journey. You didn’t need to memorize the road signs; you simply read them. You didn’t need to worry about the color or make of the car in front; you just needed to make sure you didn’t hit it. In short, your brain was in recognition mode.

There’s a quote by photographer Dorothea Lange that appeals to me as a photographer: “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

The thing to note is that it takes time, effort and a different way of seeing to take in all that detail. The author Betty Edwards in her book Drawing on the Right Side of th...(register to read more)

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