William is an archetypal ENTP. Using their primary function-attitude of extraverted intuition, ENTPs are quick to see complex interrelationships between people, things, and ideas. These interrelationships are analyzed in profound detail through the ENTPs auxiliary function, introverted thinking. The result is an in-depth understanding of the way things and relationships work, and how they can be improved.
In "Where Good Ideas Come From", Steven Johnson advances the notion that innovative thinking is a slow and gradual process based on the concept of the "slow hunch" rather than an instant moment of inspiration. He expostulates on the concept of the "adjacent possible" which enables the thinker to develop uncharted insights into unexplored areas. William views himself as a Ranger, exploring the adjacent possible for new concepts and relationships, and sharing those discoveries and observations through his teaching, writing, and social media.
William is also a "Serial Innovator". Abbie Griffin, Raymond L. Price, and Bruce A. Vojak describe Serial Innovators as those that gather information from a number of perspectives and then integrate across those multiple domains to understand completely. In their form of discovering, the real challenge is to view the problem from multiple perspectives, or domains. They think from the technical, customer, market, and competitive perspectives, melding information from each into an overall, holistic understanding of the problem and the various contexts in which it resides. Problems are viewed as more than technical or engineering challenges -- they are multifaceted systems.
Analytical Chemistry, Laser Spectroscopy, Instrument Design, Measurement, Diagnostic Development, LabVIEW, Systems Thinking, Algorithmic Intelligence, Laboratory Informatics, Information & Knowledge Management (IKM), Data Acquisition and Data Analysis