Image by cdw9 via FlickrI had a few serious discussions through my career about insights and it is ineed incredible how little understanding is on what the real insights is. It is so often mistaken for information, for something you have extract from research. I always believed insights comes from observation of human behavior and social life of any kind. I've tried to find them in very unexpected places: on the bus, in the grocery store, playing with kids, reading books, browsing zombie film fans blogs. However I have always had hard time with explainig what insight is. Richars Huntington (Adliterate) nailed it in his latest post:
"No revelation or astonishing disclosure, no insight"
How to find those revelations?
"From real people, not respondents"
"great insights come from within"
‘Why would I want to go and conduct six one and a half hour groups with the good people of Solihull and Sidcup when I can read the work of someone that has been studying this area for 20 years and written seven books on the subject"
Read the whole post and get inspired here.