by Matthew E May 
Source: Rotman School of Management 
5 pages.
Publication date: Sep 01, 2012. Prod. #: ROT177-PDF-ENG

Throughout history, sudden insights across industries and disciplines have had one thing in common: they tend to come at strange times and places, and they tend to happen after an intense, prolonged struggle with a particular problem, followed by a break. The author describes the importance of the break or ‘broken pattern’ in our day, showing that it comes in two types: breaks that we make and breaks that we take. In both cases, breaks enable us to think differently – and more resourcefully, an… Read More