In business and even in life we are told to think BIG. In fact, it is something I encourage my clients to do. Think big, and then think bigger still. But an article I was reading recently talked about the benefits of thinking small. And, well, it got me to thinking.
Scientifically, even materials such as silver or carbon react differently when manipulated at the nano scale. On a larger scale, when you think small, you are able to focus more on the details. You are able to see things that you may not see when you are only looking at the bigger picture. You may see things that allow you to get more accomplished, minimize steps, find better solutions, get more accomplished.
Thinking big is still something I encourage, but thinking small can also make a huge impact.