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200 Thinking About Thinking Is The Most Important Kind Of Thinking

Thursday 23rd May 2024
LOM_Episodes-200 Thinking about thinking & marketing

On this episode of Lochhead on Marketing, let’s talk about why thinking about thinking is the most important kind of thinking.

This isn’t just another buzz phrase; it’s a fundamental practice that can revolutionize the way we approach entrepreneurship, marketing, and business strategy. So we thought that it would be a good idea to refresh new listeners minds and remind the old heads why Context is always King.

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The Power of Context in Decision-Making

In the realm of business, context is everything. It shapes our discussions, influences our decisions, and ultimately determines the trajectory of our companies. It’s not just about the data or the trends; it’s about grasping the bigger picture and recognizing the underlying currents that drive market dynamics.

Most people, particularly those who are entrepreneurial, have a strong bias to action, diving right in and creating content without the context to support it. However, it does have it downsides sometimes.

“A strong bias to action means that sometimes, and I know I’ve been guilty of this more times than I will ever know, we spring to action without doing enough thinking. More importantly, without doing enough thinking and dialoguing around what the context is for whatever it is we’re talking about.”

– Christopher Lochhead

Rejecting the Premise: A Pathway to Innovation

One of the most exhilarating concepts we discussed was the power of rejecting the premise.

So often, we’re boxed in by traditional ways of thinking, by phrases and concepts that are accepted as industry standards. But what happens when we challenge those premises? When we refuse to accept the status quo? That’s when innovation truly happens.

By rejecting the premise, we open ourselves up to new possibilities, to the potential for creating entirely new categories and leading the market in directions it has never seen before.

Challenging Existing Contexts: The Forward-Thinking Mindset

A key takeaway from this discussion was the importance of challenging existing contexts. It’s easy to fall into the trap of backward thinking, of looking to past successes as a template for future endeavors.

However, the true forward-thinking entrepreneur knows that what worked yesterday might not work tomorrow. By constantly questioning and reevaluating the context in which we operate, we stay ahead of the curve and maintain a competitive edge.

To hear more about how thinking about thinking is the most important kind of thinking, download and listen to this episode.


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