Tomorrow’s Consumers

If you need something, you buy it. Cars, houses, clothes, you name it. Everything you want or need can be found in real or online stores. This way of thinking was characteristic of the 20th century, efficient manufacturing, logistics, improved transports made it possible to create a shoper's paradise. Ownership of things is a way... Continue Reading →

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E-commerce and Daily Thinking – A Thinkibility Nibble

In our blog post Daily Thinking – Discovering Patterns we showed some alarming daily thinking habits, like assuming that there is a linear, unambiguously relation between a cause and an effect. For example, it is assumed that increasing e-commerce will reduce traffic. People will less go to shopping malls. However, delivering goods, ordered one by one with take-back guarantee will increase... Continue Reading →

Future non-jobs – Thinkibility Nibble

According to Oxford University, 47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years. Could you think up which ones? Take any profession (doctor, mechanic, teacher, nurse, etc) and/or any branch (consumer products, construction, finance, retail)  and confront it in a matrix, one for one, with Artificial Intelligence Cloud based apps Blockchain technology 3D printers... Continue Reading →

Sub-boxing Everywhere

In all highly developed civilizations, we see a trend to more: segmentation: division into segments specialization: made or used for one particular purpose, job, place, etc. differentiation: development from the one to the many, the simple to the complex, or the homogeneous to the heterogeneous classification: a category into which something is put You could say that products,... Continue Reading →

Art and Innovation

What can innovators learn from art? Observation skills, questioning, and experimentation are  vital parts of innovation. Observing everyday activities can lead to new insights where things can be improved on. It can also lead to break-through ideas. The innovation psychologist  Leon Segal said: "Innovation begins with an eye." By Johann Zoffany Innovators carefully watch the... Continue Reading →

Nanotechnology – A Global Risk?

A couple of years ago, I read lots of article about nanotechnology and maybe if I had been asked back then to identify risks, I would have suggested it. But I must admit that I was surprised when saw nanotechnology on the Report from the Global Challenges Foundation (see also blogpost Thinking about the Future).... Continue Reading →

Crowd Research

There are some fascinating developments which call for some "What If Thinking". Four technological developments Nowadays more or less everyone is connected to someone via the Internet. It is assumed that any person can connect to another person via a friend of a friend, all it takes is six or fewer steps for anyone to... Continue Reading →

Making Plans More Engaging – Thinkibility Nibble

Many organisations and many people struggle with implementing plans, strategies or intentions. As a Thinkibility nibble we will hypothesize here that it is caused by boring presentations, but also by neglecting the planning process with all stakeholders. Planning is often an interactive process We will put forward the idea that, although most planning tools use... Continue Reading →

Hack Your Education

What if: you are stuck in a narrow track, needing to find a job to pay off $27,000 in study debt and there are no jobs at all? colleges doesn't provide good education to succeed in a job? sacred institutions like university ceases to exist? you are allowed to join the real world before getting... Continue Reading →

Intelligent Gossip at the Water-cooler

Learning how to gossip intelligently is a powerful instrument for serious self-critism, because it is much easier to identify the mistakes of others than that of our own. So, make a habit of criticizing the thinking of others. This is the opinion of Daniel Kahneman, who argues that to become a good thinker we need... Continue Reading →

World Thinkers’ Ideas – Creative Machines

Robots are machines that are programmed to perform tasks. Can a robot be creative? And how can you use robots as inspiration for new insights. Driven by a desire to build a scientist smarter than himself, Jürgen Schmidhuber decided to become an artificial intelligence expert.  He believes that our dominated place as creativity experts may... Continue Reading →

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