” “Of course not,” said Bruce, “I want to kill the current World Karate Champion.” Which he did very ceremonially. Kitts, Caribbean, I played a POW in a small camp in Vietnam.
While I was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1982, I visited the Helio Gracie School (The Founder of Gracie Ju-jitsu). Gracie.” He insisted, so I timidly drew my hand back. In one scene, I was hung up by my feet, hands tied behind my back, then the guards put a large mountain rat in a sack, tied it around my neck and let the rat have a field day with my face.
He challenged research subjects to connect all nine dots using just four straight lines without lifting their pencils from the page.
Today many people are familiar with this puzzle and its solution.
I asked the snake wrangler if he thought I should go to the hospital to see if there is any venom in the bite. We landed the F-14 tomcat on the carrier and I was given a tour and was able to shake hands with all the sailors and marines.We had fake blood running down the rope that went into the sack and you could see the blood seeping out of the sack.When they took the sack off my head, the rat and I were covered in blood. I was filming a scene in Walker Texas Ranger, out in the woods where I was to grab this huge rattle snake with my bare hands.Overnight, it seemed that creativity gurus everywhere were teaching managers how to think outside the box.
Management consultants in the 1970s and 1980s even used this puzzle when making sales pitches to prospective clients.
The symmetry, the beautiful simplicity of the solution, and the fact that 80 percent of the participants were effectively blinded by the boundaries of the square led Guilford and the readers of his books to leap to the sweeping conclusion that creativity requires you to go outside the box.