Focus – Thinkibility Boost

Coming up with real break-through ideas is not easy and will require some training and experience. However, the trickiest part of an idea generation session is in its first phase: defining the focus. Defining the thinking task is the first task you should undertake when you are trying something like a “20 Minutes Idea Boost”…. Continue Reading →

Focus on What Matters When it Matters

When it comes to living incognito among coral, the pygmy seahorse is the specialist. Coral reefs may be bright and spectacular but they are rough places to live, so animals often use camouflage to stay safe. Focusing the attention on what we are looking for may seem easy. We can easily multitask and search for… Continue Reading →

Focus the Attention for a LOOOONG Time!

Paying attention is a form of jogging. Jogging requires practice and training. And if you practice for a while, you may one day experience a feeling where time disappears. You are in a zone and feel like you could run forever. Flow, a coin termed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, means you are in intense absorption. Completely… Continue Reading →

Technology, Humanitarian Aid and Change of Focus

How do you change the focus of your thinking? Humanitarian aid is a challenging but important topic. Today, various new approaches to aid can be seen where social innovation is challenging many traditional approaches. Behind some of these ideas is a change of focus where ideas are developed that do not support traditional areas. Change… Continue Reading →

Play, Embrace Uncertainty and Eat Chia Seeds

What can you do to be more creative? In the video below you can listen to the neuroscientist Beau Lotto when he talks about the value of neurodesign in creating experiences that resonate with people.  He suggests that only by  encouraging uncertainty can we nurture creativity. Companies, corporations, organizations and schools are failing to instil… Continue Reading →

Challenging Startup Challenges

Nowadays there are lots of startup challenges. Mostly they define a very broad area in where ideas are sought. It is a rather passive way to innovate. It is assumed that the idea or the startup is already out there, and it only needs some nurturing in the development, mainly at the business side. The… Continue Reading →

Change Your Mood

How many seconds does it take to shift your mood? What messages would  you write to change your mood/thinking? SLOO is an art toy that can help “to remind us to have the strength and motivation to express.” Chalk is a toy created like a chalkboard, which means that you can draw and write on… Continue Reading →

“Thinking and the Meaning of Life!”

Gijs and Asa are delighted to introduce Dennis Perrin, who has kindly written this blog post. Enjoy! 1. Creativity and de Bono Thinking 2.Training makes the difference 3.Some experiences with the de Bonos Creativity and de Bono Thinking In the early seventies I bought Dr de Bono’s book “The Mechanism of Mind”. In the book,… Continue Reading →

Ideathons : breakthrough idea construction

In Ideathons, a deliberate attempt is made to create breakthrough ideas. They are tightly directed 2-hour events. The participants work together in small groups of 5 to 6 thinkers. There are clearly defined areas – not too wide nor too narrow. Areas where there is an urgent need for better ideas. For that purpose, world-renowned… Continue Reading →

Eco Care-Icide

In the blog post Creative thinking for the living planet – ecospin doctors, we explored the importance of using suitable words to influence and change how people perceive the natural world.  In this blog post, we are using the new word Eco Care-Icide to highlight the need for changes in the way care homes are… Continue Reading →

Design Your Own Creative Thinking Techniques

Creative thinking can be learnt. How? By using thinking tools. There are many tools for creative thinking, examples can be found in the following books: Edward de Bono presents 13 tools in his book Serious Creativity Grace McGartland has 25 tips and techniques in Thunderbolt Thinking(TM) Arthur VanGundy covers 29 tools in Idea Power Michael… Continue Reading →

How to Become a Creative Genius

In an earlier post we republished  Michael Michalko’s The Difference between the way the average person thinks and a creative genius thinks” As Michael Michalko noticed that an average person focusses his attention on a specific information and excluding all else. In contrast, a creative genius sees the whole but would move from one detail… Continue Reading →

Are you more creative when you are sleepy?

Photo: Flickr feck_aRt_post “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” Edward de Bono Breaking pattern is a way to get unexpected solutions to your problems and to create unexpected ideas. To survive in the world, we look for patterns and we create patterns. Patterns dictate… Continue Reading →

Tyres Inspired by Nature

Tyres! How can you improve tyres? How can you bring a significant positive change that successfully solves problems related to travelling? What does travelling look like in the future? The theme in 2016 for the Design Innovation was”Connect to the Connected World” and the focus on presenting a vision of future mobility. Hankook makes tyres… Continue Reading →

World Governance Challenge – $5 million

The Global Challenges Foundation, founded by the Swedish billionaire László Szombatfalvy, has launched an international competition in order to find a better system for world governance. The Global Challenges Prize 2017: A New Shape is calling on individuals, groups of individuals, universities, companies or associations from anywhere in the world to submit proposals outlining an alternative… Continue Reading →

E-commerce and Daily Thinking – A Thinkibility Nibble

In our blog post Daily Thinking – Discovering Patterns we showed some alarming daily thinking habits, like assuming that there is a linear, unambiguously relation between a cause and an effect. For example, it is assumed that increasing e-commerce will reduce traffic. People will less go to shopping malls. However, delivering goods, ordered one by one with take-back guarantee will increase… Continue Reading →

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