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 …

Bangs of Creativity

Several Ideas                                                                                                       Did the big bang of creativity on earth occur approximately 400,000 years ago with the advent of Homo sapiens? Or, was it when we anatomically  evolved around 200,000 years as the species Homo sapiens sapiens? Is language a necessary condition for creativity? As language leaves no trace, the date of its emergence …

Thinkibility Idea Pool – Photos, Pictures and Hieroglyphs

Our brain may be designed for thinking in new ways. Ideas related to neuroplasticity and research by Elkhonon Goldberg suggest that our brain can make new neural connection and restructure neural networks. Elhononon Goldberg suggests that our brain hemisphere may have slightly different tasks to perform. The right hemisphere is activated when we are learning a …

Innovation is a Tool

Below is an extractfrom Jeffrey Baumgartner's Report 103, which he has kindly given us permission to reprint. An inspiring post about innovation, and the importance of considering how to innovate. Jeffrey Baumgartner is from Belgium and when he is not busy writing about creativity he trains individuals and organisations on how to solve problems. And of course, …

Creativity

When and Why You may want to have creative ideas for all sorts of reasons. You may want to improve something that already exists – like making a noiseless vacuum cleaner. Or you may want to design a new product. Write a book, or start a business. Many of us want to change things and …

The Power of Thinking Differently – Book Review

The book “The Power of Thinking Differently” is a delight to read - humorous and filled with insights. The author, and former engineer Javy W. Galindo, takes the reader on a journey where stories about pickles and doughnuts are used to explore creativity. Galindo explores creative approaches found in art, science, and business.  The book …