Sunken Office – Thinkibility Nibble

What are the benefits of spending the day in an office where there is no need for artificial lightning during the day? According to John Seely Brown, (co-chair at the Deloitte Center for the Edge and former chief scientist at Xerox), an organisation that frequently produce innovation share three characteristics: visionary leadership an organizational commitment …

Innovation and Lucid Dreaming

Does the idea of conspicuously dreaming up the next innovation appeal to you? Does it sound tempting to build storm proof cities in your mind? Solve mathematical problems? Or simple find a creative solution to the dripping tap while you are consciously influencing your dreams? We spend around 6 years of our lives dreaming. Yet …

Storytelling and Möbius Strip

"Stories are just as integral to the human experience as design." Daniel Pink "A Whole New Mind" Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal, says that storytelling is the most powerful way of communicating. Throughout history, storytelling has glued families, tribes and cultures together. Today, storytelling has moved into the business world and several values …

Physical Ticket Machine – Thinkibility Nibble

Moscow Subway Ticket Machine Accepts Physical Exercise As Payment To promote exercise and the 2014 Olympics, Olympic Changes installed a very special ticket machine at the Moscow subway station. Instead of accepting money as payment, the high-tech ticket machine only accepts exercise. Riders could receive a free ticket by standing in front of the machine’s camera. We …

Practise Thinking

 In our recent post  A Thinkibility Home Trainer we said that we found a home trainer for thinking. A site that strives towards:  Thinkers arrange facts and experience to see more clearly.  Thinkers surprise themselves with new insights.  Thinkers like discipline and focus rather than drift.  Thinkers like to change their minds.  Thinkers can be of any age.  Thinkers never think their thinking is …

Life Redefined

In an attempt to live my life as an artist – in contrast to a life long list of to-do-things – I bought a Moleskin Art Journal. According to the introduction, meeting art is a  personal experience and a dialogue between art and yourself. . .  If to live is an art, then an Art …

Seth Godin – Creative Mornings

Seth Godin  writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting and leadership. He also challenges perceptions and inspires people to change. Change everything! In this talk at Creative Mornings in New York  he challenges our perceptions of work. He talks about how people who take responsibility are often given responsibility. Every month …

World Thinkers’ Ideas- Mixing Art, Science and Dreams

The vision that people could ingest food by smelling or whiffing it lead David Edwards to design the chocolate inhaler. The idea behind Le Whif, the chocolate inhaler, takes into account not only our desire for chocolate but also the fact that over the last centuries we have changed our eating habits –  we consume smaller quantities but …

Anticonventional Thinking

Anticonventional thinking (ACT) is an approach to thinking and creativity designed by Jeffrey Baumgartner. The aim is to overcome common problem with brain storming sessions. And the approach has been developed by examining how artists, writers and composers work together to gain new ideas and insights. Photo: "Businessman Cover Head" by pakorn

Consequences of Different Ways to Store and Use Data

If data storage is unrestricted, everything and every interaction in your life could be recorded. It will then be possible to replay communications you had with your family, or boss, analyse them or bring them in relation to other interaction. It will also be possible to replay conversations between persons from both perspective.  Everything can …

The "Aha!" Moment

What is an “Aha!” moment? Finding a structure to the thoughts that endlessly flows through our minds is often described as the first step towards getting a good idea. Yet the best ideas often appears when we are half dreaming, relaxing, or walking our dog. A common explanation to this phenomenon is that creativity means …