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How would Steve Jobs tackle global warming?

Larry Elliott wrote a piece in the Guardian/Observer yesterday that questioned how one of Henry VIII’s Minister’s, Thomas Cromwell, might tackle two issues facing his modern day counterparts: government deficits and bad behaviour at banks.

The article is interesting in itself, but what captured my imagination was the more profound idea of looking at problems from the point of view of a major historical figure. How would Martin Luther King approach civil rights in modern China? How would Margaret Thatcher have tackled the crisis in Bosnia that triggered the First World War? How would Steve Jobs tackle global warming? You’re forced to combine research into the problem itself with research into the characteristics of the individual and to think about the ways that your attitude can affect how you approach a problem as much as the facts. Interesting, huh?

Now where’s that like-button on newspaper articles?

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