Thinking and Possibilities

Possibilities can play a vital role in your life. The term possibility is often defined as potential, and the search for possibilities could be the aim of thinking. Possibilities are potentials and gateways for opportunities. If you close down your thinking and stop actively searching for more possibilities then you could miss opportunities and fail …

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Innovation – Selecting Solutions

Why should you avoid selecting the "best" idea? Below is an extract from Jeffrey Baumgartner's Report 103, which he has kindly given us permission to reprint. Jeffrey's website is filled with inspiring articles about how to be creative and make your business more innovative. In the article below, he writes about ways to select a solution and …

Design Thinking

  Every designer needs to look somewhere for inspiration and ideas. Design Thinking is Andrew Taylor's   speciality. He has kindly written a story about how a designer got inspiration for the next big thing. Andrew has worked with design engineering and industrial design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts with a keen interest in …

World Thinkers’ Ideas – Fitness Club for the Brain

Alvaro Fer­nan­dez is SharpBrains’ co-founder and Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer. He was recently named a Young Global Leader by the World Eco­nomic Forum (WEF). This forum honours young leaders around the world for discovering innovation solutions to problems that are regarded as significant in today’s world.  Alvaro Fernandez was born in Spain but he has lived in …

Thinking Patterns

People vary greatly in what they notice. Different things capture our attention. We focus our attention on different things depending upon our experiences, knowledge, values and goals. As a result, we will see certain aspects and ignore others. Our capacity to process information is limited. Information organises itself into patterns like magnetic marbles. The handling of …

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, …

The Thinking Habits of Steve Jobs

In Walter Isaacson´s biography Steve Jobs  emerges as a nasty, selfish, and ruthless man. Fortunately, he applied his talents to making computers and did not engage in criminal activities. Although, Steve Jobs  thoroughly studied Buddhism and meditated, there is little evidence of an inner peace of mind or compassion with other humans. He is the epitome of a genius who, because he thinks much faster and better than his employees, fell into the trap of arrogance and power play. Fanatic, extremist, narcissistic and obsessive, not a man to have in your enterprise, …

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 …