Find dem, der kan lave forbindelserne

Obviously, then, what is needed is not only people with a good background in a particular field, but also people capable of making a connection between item 1 and item 2 which might not ordinarily seem connected. […]

That [ability to make a cross-connection] is the crucial point that is the rare characteristic that must be found […]

It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable

Isaac Asimov, “How Do People Get New Ideas?”