Candle problem by psychologist Karl Duncker

The Candle Problem by Karl Duncker, 1945

You are in a room with a table pushed against the wall. On it is a box of thumbtacks, matches, and a candle. You must fix...
Napoleon's creative solution

Napoleon’s creative solution

In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte desired to take the title of Emperor in order to possess a great Western empire, just as his idol Charles...

A bus stop pick-up riddle

While driving on your way home, you pass by a bus stop and see among the people waiting for the bus, an old lady...

Three cups puzzle

There are 3 empty teacups on the table. Can you put 10 lumps of sugar in them so that there would be an odd...

The other side of Things

A father was busy with his work while his little daughter constantly distracted him in an attempt to make him play with her. To keep...
Raja Birbal, Hindu advisor

Birbal’s Wise Decision – example of creative problem solving

A farmer and his neighbour once went to Emperor Akbar's court with a complaint. "Your Majesty, I bought a well from him," said the farmer...
Spartacus. Example of creative decision

Spartacus creative solution

Spartacus had been surrounded and locked by the Roman cohorts at the top of Mount Vesuvius. A huge army stood in front of  him and a deep chasm...
Sarah Bernhardt. creative decision making.

Sarah Bernardth creative solution

The great French actress Sarah Bernhardt, at the height of her fame, has found a rival in the person of one young actress, who...
Michael Parkes surreal art

Say everything in one sentence

Once upon a time, in the West Lake village, a servant lived with his master. After service of about 30 years, his master became...
Лепрекон. Жан-Батист Монж (Jean Baptiste Monge)

The Field of Boliauns – Creative Problem Solving

One fine day in harvest, Tom Fitzpatrick went strolling along the sunny side of a hedge. All of a sudden he heard a clacking noise...
Alex Fishgoyt paintings

Creative riddles

1. How to pour the syrup inside the chocolate candy? 2. How to light a match with water? 3. A man throw a ball. It goes...

Successful interview

Interviewer at a reputed business school said to the student "I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really...