Social Innovation in Slovakia – Thinkibility Nibble

Better solutions and new ways of solving problem is required in all areas of society. Social innovation is a concept that is perhaps less known that innovation in technology sector. But to make positive social change happen requires new ideas and solutions. The Young Foundation  has Thinking Action Change as their motto and the organisation …

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Hacking – Turning an IKEA Chair into a Bicycle

What do you do when you open a parcel and see an instruction? Do you read the instruction before you try to assemble the parts? Do you try first yourself and only read the instruction after you have failed to assemble the parts? Or do you change the instruction and build something else? Envisioning what …

Innovate the Innovation

Companies and governments must be innovative. But how? Many organizations wait for some curious creative ideas to suddenly appear out of nowhere. The suggestions that are put forward  are often not so useful after all. Other organizations go a little further. They organize an “innovation day”, set up a committee on innovation, they try to …

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 …

World Thinkers’ Ideas – Believe in the Impossible

What do a driverless car, Google, and democracy in higher education have in common? The German computer scientist Sebastian Thrun is a creative mind working in the zone between the possible and impossible. Resisting impossible ideas are easy but inventors are unhappy, says Sebastian Thrun. Inventors are constantly searching for solutions and they feel the pain 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, …