When it comes to how I think about insight, I love the Arthur Schopenhauer quote: "
"The task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet
has thought about that which everybody sees.” "
So often, we use insights to frame up our presentations: insight #1, insight #2. And
often, these are nothing more than observations. There are slides out there with
statements like: "Mom sometimes likes to do things other than wash the dishes." Painful.
An insight is an "aha" moment. The "I never thought of it like that" expression that turns
data into possibilities. More often though, the job is a matter of being insightful
throughout the process rather than providing some perfectly packaged pearl of wisdom.
Group Planning Director
Crispin Porter + Bogusky Miami
Being insightful throughout