Intuition Explains Everything!

Important decisions such as who we should marry, whether to take a job or not, are often made based on intuition, we do not simply weigh pros and cons. Something else influences our decision. Gerd Gigerenzersays that it is capacities that have evolved over thousands of years – our ability to trust, imitate and love…. Continue Reading →

Reasoning versus Intuition

Many people regard Reasoning the opposite of Intuition. Reasoning is rational thinking using logic, while Intuition is unconscious, a paranormal gift, a magical awareness not accessible for normal humans, or a connectivity to an all knowing esoteric field. However, psychologists have proposed a dual-process theoryof the mind. The output of “thinking” could be the result… Continue Reading →

Innovation and Intuition

A buzzword like innovation tends to lure us into false security. It is tempting to believe that innovation is simply something that you can inject into an organisation.  Today, every company says that it got innovation. The definition of the term varies from inventing a new product that has never existed to turning an overlooked… Continue Reading →

Thinking in Images

Most people think in words. When asked to imagine a traffic accident they come up with not very detailed descriptions, in comparison with people who are thinking in pictures. It became even worse if the words are becoming more and more abstract. Words as society, market, law, inflation etc. stay for them just words; they… Continue Reading →

What Big Data, what information dominance?

A new adage is blowing around in the world of innovation. According to Wikipedia, The term “big data” often refers simply to the use of predictive analytics, user behavior analytics, or certain other advanced data analytics methods that extract value from data, and seldom to a particular size of data set. Analysis of data sets can find… Continue Reading →

Interesting Reading Areas 2017

Since we started the posts Interesting Reading Areas since 2013 we noticed that most end-of-the-year lists of books consist of books that have already been read by others and many of the lists consist of the same books. Often the lists consist of books that have topped the sales lists during the year. The underlying… Continue Reading →

Patterns in Medicine

We came across a booklet that could be a good example for the kind of studies by the envisioned Thinkibility University. At its West Wing, scientists dissect the basic thinking patterns in a scientific discipline. Siddhartha Mukherjee was asking himself: If there is a science of medicine, then science has laws. Physics has laws. Chemistry… Continue Reading →

Twisted Faces and Emoijs!

How do you know which emoticon to use? An emoticon is a pictorial representation of facial expressions. These little pictorial images are an important tool to use when communicating by using technology. The absence of body language and prosody makes is tricky to interpret  a person’s feelings or mood. A range of tones and feelings… Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 13

Emotions Day 13-15 Emotional insight is a key to innovation. Surprised? Well, it is often not the first aspect that is examined when discussing innovations but emotions fuels it in two significant ways. An understanding of the needs and desires helps an innovator to find breakthrough ideas. In addition, understanding the emotions that a new… Continue Reading →

Feelings Are An Asset To Thinking

Many people have the opinion that feelings distract thinking, and the best is to get rid of them. We came across a view from Dennis Perrin who in contrast states: “Feelings are an asset to thinking”.   Dennis Perrin is running Thinking Training in the UK, providing courses in Lateral thinking, Six Thinking Hats and… Continue Reading →

What would you do to AVOID thinking?

Hard, difficult, exhausting!  But there are lots of benefits. Or maybe not. . . Maybe there are better ways to use the 12 watts that the brain needs. What would you do to avoid thinking? How far are you prepared to go to avoid thinking? A recent study suggests that thinking is something that we… Continue Reading →

Dance to the Rhythm of the Heartbeat of a Rose-bush

Reversing ideas can be a  mind-blowing experience. A simple ordinary everyday occurrence can be turned into a great innovative idea by simple reversing the idea. This idea was inspired by a  great innovative idea in itself, namely virtual trees created by the Belgian artist Naziha Mestaoui, The project One Beat, One Tree, changes our perception… Continue Reading →

Reverse Engineering for Thinking Strategies

A Thinkibility nibble: We are happy to announce a new mini project: Reverse Engineering of Thinking Strategies. We intend to analyse the way the most critical thinkers of today think, like Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Žižek, David Orrell to name a few. Reverse Engineering is according to Wikipedia “the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object, or… Continue Reading →

Thinkibility Like

Let us introduce the Thinkibility Like. The Like Button or thumbs up is a quick way to show that you agree with something. Blog posts with many likes tend to get more likes because it is. . . well, it has to be good since it got so many likes. But what exactly was so… Continue Reading →

Interesting Reading Areas

Most  end-of-the-year lists of books consists of books that have already been read by others and many of the lists consists of the same books. Often the lists consists of the books that have topped the sales lists during the year. The underlying message could be interpreted as “if you haven’t read these books, you… Continue Reading →

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