Societal Science Fiction – 21st Century Challenges

Throughout history stories have help shaped our minds, our ideas and actions. With the increasing acceleration in information and biotechnology we need better stories about future technological, social and economic developments. In this 21th century, ¨societal¨science fiction might be an important genre, if not the most important, to interprete the consequences of accelarating technological developments.

Lies and Power

We are surrounded by lies and fiction. In this post we explore the topic and arrive at a Beatiful Question. We suggest two Idea Sensitive Areas, areas in need for better ideas.

Creating Innovation in Large Networks

Apart from traditional conferences, which tries to spread and share knowledge, innovation and change are mostly attributed to networking and informal contacts; however, there are some ways to help to rely less on informal networking. Large Scale Interventions Large Scale Interventions (or Large Group Facilitation) are ways of active influencing groups from 30 to 2000 persons …

Group Obedience

Have you ever stopped yourself from speaking up at a meeting because you felt that the idea or suggestion would not be appreciated or ridiculed? Groupthink is a phenomenon where the desire for group cohesiveness and a quick decision cloud the judgment of the people in the group. The decision taken is often less than ideal. …

Dialectical Thinking or Kick Box Thinking

Dialectical Thinking is a common way of resolving arguments in company meetings, families, scientific discussions and political debates. It is suggested that dialectical thought enable individuals  to tackle complicated issues once they acquire the capacity, to coordinate the characteristic contrasting and contradictory thoughts. Often the process unfolds in a fixed pattern. A person or a …