Your Face as a Student 2018

In "Education - 21 Century Challenges" about "What should we teach children?" we posed two additional questions: What advice should young people follow? Who or where should they turn for advice when adults' wisdom may only be outdated biases? We suggested two (visual)  approaches; one that departs from the current situation and one that departs from... Continue Reading →

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Quintessentially Me – Student 2050

In "Education - 21 Century Challenges" about "What should we teach children?" we posed two additional questions: What advice should young people follow? Who or where should they turn for advice when adults' wisdom may only be outdated biases? We suggested two (visual)  approaches; one that departs from the current situation and one that departs from... Continue Reading →

Engineering vs Design Thinking

There is a huge difference between "engineering" and "design thinking". It comes down to that engineers are problem-oriented, a design thinker is need oriented. That's a fundamental another approach. For an engineer the problem is obvious, As you can see in the image below, it is even not mentioned at all! Design thinking does not... Continue Reading →

Education – 21 Century Challenges

What should we teach children? Can we even teach that about a world that is going to be filled with changes when we ourselves lack the experience? We hope you enjoyed the structured, systematic creative thinking approach to the first 21-century challenge - Who owns your medical data? The aim of this series of posts... Continue Reading →

Medical Stalking

This is the third post in the series “21st Century Challenges” about Who Owns Your Medical Data?. In the first post, we discussed the following: In the future, Big Data algorithms and biometric sensors may detect and diagnose a disease before we have started to notice any discomfort or signs. But would you like your insurance... Continue Reading →

Worse is Better

The population is becoming dumber and more stupid? The number of people with intellectual disabilities is rapidly increasing in highly developed societies. Is it? Or is it that the more complex the society becomes, the more people with a disability in social adaptability need care support? Complexity Complexity expresses itself as difficulties to understand or find an answer, to... Continue Reading →

Build resilience like a forest

What if your organisation could function the way a forest does? A forest shares information and nutrients so perhaps an organization could learn from the forest and function more like it. The data management company, America Learns, decided to skip its year-end sales push and just like some animals in the forest they went into... Continue Reading →

Why We Fail To Produce Ideas

Excerpt from 7 Sins That Kill Creativity in America by Michael Michalko We are taught to be critical, judgmental, negative and reproductive thinkers. In our “culture of helplessness,” we take pride in dissecting the ideas and thoughts of others and demonstrating their flaws. The more negative we can be, the more intelligent we appear to... Continue Reading →

Thought Stores – Thinkibility Nibble

Imagine, there would be stores that keep thoughts in stock and sell them. Make a mindmap where the branches reflect the various aspects of running a store. For instance:  Explore: Make a connection between aspects of running a store and selling Thoughts to customers as items in a store. What did you learn about Thoughts?... Continue Reading →

Disrupt Facebook!

A business model is a plan for the successful operation of a business, identifying sources of revenue, the intended customer base, products, and details of financing. It tells the story around the kind of value the company wants to create. Facebook that has been rather negative in the news lately. It might be because Facebook has an almost... Continue Reading →

A Totally Misused Concept: the Average

In our Thinkibility nibble What Is An Interesting Book? we suggested that books with intellectual value should be categorized by the publisher into categories: Mainstream Improvement Criticism Provocation and Alternatives We propose a strong candidate for category 4: Provocation and Alternatives: The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness Subversive Dispels a... Continue Reading →

There Is No Need For Inventiveness

There is no need for inventiveness - the quality of being inventive; creativity - because everything is already invented. Thus, leave your creative thinking to some geniuses that have a special talent for it. And the Internet, that information highway, will do the rest. The great and marvellous innovation that you need will appear on your screen... Continue Reading →

Paradoxical T-Shirts

Stand out in a crowd To be very different and easy to notice. He’s the kind of man that stands out in a crowd. To be different from something: vary, distinguish, contrast. To be, or to become obvious or noticeable: stand out, jump out at, stick out a mile... It’s amazing how many people let themselves voluntarily be used as advertising boards by clothing manufacturers............ Amazing too is that so many... Continue Reading →

Boring Ideas – Thinkibility Nibble

In the summer there are many music festivals. A music festival is a community event oriented towards live performances of singing and instrument playing that is often presented with a theme such as musical genre (e.g., blues, folk, jazz, classical music), nationality, or locality of musicians, or holiday. Some festivals are focused on women’s music. They... Continue Reading →

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