Po = Provocative Operation

Sometimes good ideas come about by being deliberately provocative, not by trying to solve the problem directly. Thinking is a skill that we should all work on as one of the arsenal of technical skills needed in IT.

I've been reading Edward De Bono's Thinking Course. He introduces a term 'po' which could stand for 'provocative operation' or be part of hypothesis, suppose, possible or poetry. By stating a seemingly absurd standpoint, you might produce the unusual solution that cracks the problem.

People at FreeServe applied this to pricing of dial-up web access in the UK. Everyone was charging £25/month and then they came in and gave it away for free.

How about?

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