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Pivot Thinking

Mark Schar discussed his paper on "pivot thinking" which has been accepted by the Frontiers in Education Conference to be held on October 21-24, 2015 in El Paso, TX. This research, done in collaboration with Dr. Brian Knutson's SPANlab, defines the concept of "pivot thinking" as a shift in domain specific problem solving heuristics. Preference for problem solving heuristics in certain domains was measured using the Herrmann Brain Dominance Indicator (HBDI) and entrepreneurial career intent was measured among undergraduate, graduate and faculty in engineering. Results show that a higher but balanced preference for analytical and intuitive problem solving does predict interest in entrepreneurship.