Old-School

Plastic! How many new materials have been invented since it was introduced? The first plastic was invented in 1907 by Leo Hendrik Baekeland. Today, barely a day goes by without the introduction of a new-anti plastic initiative, for example, plastic-free aisle in the supermarket. Yet, few new materials have been invented and we need new …

Throwback Weekend

Wishing our readers a great weekend with some of our most popular blog post and personal favourites. Relax and Enjoy! The fringe benefits of quitting What are: “The fringe benefits of quitting, the hidden power of not finishing, not saying yes and starting new.” Blue economy and positive thinking A positive approach where previous ideas …

Banging “the World” into Sorting Boxes -Thinkibility Boost

We picked up the suggestion in last exercise of the 29 Day Thinkibility Challenge, ” make it a habit to convert a beautiful question into a visualization on an index card”. So we made up our Thinking Challenge to reflect on what “Boxes”, “Concepts”, Patterns” and Analogies” has to do with Thinkibility. Here is the …

T29 – Day 7

Day 7 – Aims and Goals Visualise your goals. Choose a goal that you have and visualise it by using a combination of several different sensory modalities. You can use PETTLEP, which was developed using findings from research in sport psychology. Physical – image the relevant physical characteristics. For example, a musician would imagine herself …

T29 – Day 5

Day 5-7 – Aims and Goals Thinking about Aims and Goals is a metathinking activity – thinking about the thinking. Or blue hat thinking. Warren Berger says, “Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, “beautifully”—can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities.” Question asking is an important aspect to help us consider …

Learning to Innovate: An Abstract Art

Learning to innovate: an abstract art? Many companies and organisations may not have noticed that innovation means something else than more research, more technology, more money, or taking more risks. All these factors comes after the conception of an idea for innovation. Inventing ideas is thinking. And a truly innovative idea does not exist – it is only …

The Thinking Habits of Steve Jobs

In Walter Isaacson´s biography Steve Jobs  emerges as a nasty, selfish, and ruthless man. Fortunately, he applied his talents to making computers and did not engage in criminal activities. Although, Steve Jobs  thoroughly studied Buddhism and meditated, there is little evidence of an inner peace of mind or compassion with other humans. He is the epitome of a genius who, because he thinks much faster and better than his employees, fell into the trap of arrogance and power play. Fanatic, extremist, narcissistic and obsessive, not a man to have in your enterprise, …