The problem with problem solving (or, why I struggle to reset my clock) | David Didau

The problem with problem solving (or, why I struggle to reset my clock) | David Didau

When the clocks went forward in March and we arrived in British Summer Time, I made an abortive attempt to change the time on my car’s clock. I knew, from having eventually changed it six months ago, that this is a process entirely within my grasp and yet, after about 10 minutes of frustrated fumbling, I’d only succeeded in moving the time forward by 20 minutes. I gave up and resigned myself to having a clock that is 20 minutes fast for the foreseeable future. 

This has resulted in a few moments of confusion and panic over the past few weeks. Things came to head when I rushed to get my…

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