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Microfocussing can inhibit our ability to see what’s right in front of us. This is dangerous because while we focus on the details, we miss the big picture. Good observational skill is a balance of noticing the relevant small details without losing the big picture. All of us need keen observation skills. Some professions need it more than others, for instance, medical students and homicide detectives. But, there are a host of other professions which shall benefit from learning to see: lawyers, social-workers, CEOs, law enforcement workers, etc. Surprisingly, pickpockets and art can teach us a lot about astute observation. Read on to find out how we can hone our 'visual intelligence' to develop multiple perspectives about what we see and be able to make better decisions in our professional as well as personal lives.