How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Approximate length: ~54 minutes

About the webinar

Rocket science is often celebrated as the ultimate triumph of technology. But, according to writer and law professor Ozan Varol, it’s not. Rather, it’s the apex of a certain thought process—a way to imagine the unimaginable and solve the unsolvable. It’s the same thought process that enabled Neil Armstrong to take his giant leap for mankind, that allows spacecraft to travel millions of miles through outer space and land on a precise spot, and that brings us closer to exploring other planets.

At Mercy Corps, we believe that persistent social, economic and environmental problems demand breakthrough solutions and breakthrough solutions demand big ideas and bold actions. They demand imagination and verve. In a time when COVID-19 stifles both, innovation is more critical than ever.

Ozan Varol, award winning author of Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life, joined Anita Ramachandran, Mercy Corps' Director of MicroMentor, for a webinar on June 25, 2020, to share nine simple strategies from rocket science that you can use to make your own giant leaps during a time when innovation is more critical than ever before.