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The Power of The Paradox Mindset

A paradox mindset will change you and your company. Here's how.

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Everyone knows what a is. If you’re of a certain age, you might have even owned one of the boxy cameras yourself, snapping pictures of friends and gathering around while the photo developed like magic before your eyes. For younger generations, Polaroid’s retro, blown-out aesthetic became a foundational Instagram filter. 

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Polaroid was launched in 1948 by the inventor Edwin Land, who created the company in answer to a question posed by his 3-year-old daughter: “Why can’t I see the picture now?” Polaroid has been frequently compared to Apple in its design-driven approach to technology, and Steve Jobs himself has cited Land as an inspiration to his own big-idea ethos. 

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