Asymmetrical thinking may seem elusive and unapproachable, but it doesn’t have to be.
All it takes to get the gears going is a subtle reminder to shake things up – perhaps from a source you weren’t expecting.
Take, for example, the origin story of the Magic 8 Ball. Toy maker Abe Bookman created the Syco-Seer, a crystal ball-style “miracle home fortune-teller” intended to be a divination game. What he didn’t anticipate was the 1950’s opposition to the occult.
Luckily for Bookman, Brunswick Billiards was in need of a promotional toy. They took the essence of the game and incorporated it into a billiards ball. The object was now a toy and a marketing technique – one no longer associated with witchcraft. The success of the Magic 8 Ball to this day has been a result of asymmetrical thinking at its finest.
In need of some inspiration? SJR’s Asymmetrical 8-Ball will enable you to look at your problems with a different spin, getting you moving in an asymmetrical direction. Step on up, ask it anything – you might feel unbalanced, but roll with it anyway. You might find the influx of new ideas positively bewitching.