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 →

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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 →

How to Hack Assumptions

In many books about innovation, it is stated that  "You just have to be willing to challenge the assumptions of your industry, ask fresh questions, and --get this -- embrace your humanness." Daniel H. Pink Such calls are completely inadequate. Moreover, it suggests that the detection of assumptions is simple. On the contrary, the nature... Continue Reading →

Your Ultimate Summer Thinkibility Nibble

We are still wondering why "thinking" (Thinkibility) is not given much attention as a phenomenon in itself, except by some philosophers who have made thinking, without necessity, a highly complex and abstract matter (Opinion is ours). There are no thinking courses, thinking festivals, thinking Olympics, thinking galleries, thinking lectures. In libraries and stores, there are... Continue Reading →

The Social Dynamics of Thinking

Social dynamics can refer to the behaviour of groups that results from the interactions of individual group members as well as the study of the relationship between individual interactions and group level behaviours. It is often assumed that the act of thinking is highly individual. Better thinking or poor thinking is located inside the brain or... Continue Reading →

A LEONARDO DA VINCI CREATIVE THINKING TECHNIQUE

We came across a great post by Michael Michalko we had like to share. Leonardo DaVinci’s grotesque heads and famous caricatures are an example of the random variations of the human face made up of different combinations of a set number of features.  He would first list facial characteristics (heads, eyes, nose, etc.) and then... Continue Reading →

Solving Creative Challenges

In 1968, Dick Fosberry won a gold medal in high jumping at the Summer Olympics. Instead of diving with his belly over the bar and landing on his feet, he did it reverse, jumped over the bar with his back and landed on his back. Nearly two thousand years since the Olympics in Athens, mankind invented... Continue Reading →

Bullshit Jobs

It is true that much of half the work we do could actually be eliminated without any significant effect on the overall productivity? Would shutting down the global work machine put a break on climate change? 15 hours per week! Imagine that your job was to write a two-page report for a meeting where the... Continue Reading →

Innovation Crap

We came across an article in Forbes - Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own - that is called Five Conventionally Accepted Wisdoms That Destroy Innovation. It is written by Dr. Sunnie Giles, the author of the The New Science of Radical Innovation and founder of Quantum Leadership Group, helping organizations catalyze radical innovation by harnessing... Continue Reading →

Art and Innovation

Does art matter in the world of innovations? "There is a prevailing attitude," says  Amy Herman, that art doesn't matter in the real world." But art can help to sharpen our observation skills. And looking at Georgia O'Keeffe's giant flowers seen through a magnifying lens may help you come up with new ideas. . .... Continue Reading →

Social Innovation

What are Social Innovations? According to Wikipedia social innovations are new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet the social needs of different elements which can be from working conditions and education to community development and health — they extend and strengthen civil society. Social innovation includes the social processes of innovation, such as open... 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 on the business side. The... Continue Reading →

Thinking in Analogies

Many teachers in analytical/critical thinking and writing clearly forbid students the use of analogies, because, in one sense, all analogies are faulty. However, as George Lakoff,  known for his thesis that the lives of individuals are significantly influenced by the central metaphors they use to explain complex phenomena, convincingly argues  that all our thinking is metaphorical.... 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 →

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