We assume that the cause of the Global Warming and reduction of sustainability lies in typical Western mono-causal, unilateral, individualistic thinking. New concepts as have emerged in biomedical sciences and cellular biology as in physics are currently lacking in business and the public domain, let alone on an individual level.
Innovate Thinking Routines on Global Warming and Sustainability
* How does Nature ¨thinks¨? What is the difference with human thinking? Where comes that difference from?* How forces neo-liberal economic behavior that is destructive for humans and nature? * How can we shift from classical Western habits of thinking in entities to thinking in relations between entities?
Global Warming – The Problem Is … and Also …. And … Too!
Let's try to get ideas on how to attack the climate crisis by greenhouse gas emissions in a non-obvious way. Ideas where never anyone has thought of. If you wish so: out-of-the/box. Beyond more-of-the-same thinking. Outside current thinking.
Learning Science, Engineering and Mathematics
We came across, finally, a new approach to teach mathematics, science, and engineering by creating a culture of learning around inquiry, curiosity, and openness to failure. We discuss the principles behind the approach.
Opportunities for new apps are abundant and everywhere
Ideas for innovative apps seem to be up for grabs.
Creative Thinking – A Masterclass for Facilitators
It is a misunderstanding to think that the purpose of a creative thinking session is to come up with new ideas or innovative concepts. Nor is it the mere application of a creative thinking technique, however exotic it may be. What then?
Thinking about the Spread of the Coronavirus (6) – The Expected “Black Swan”
For Black Swan-like events, it seems more sensible to design robust measures than to rely on scientific models that are inherently based on previous events and therefore do not apply. And even worse, they give a misplaced feeling of being in control.
Thinking about the Spread of the Coronavirus (5) – Lack of System Thinking
To what extent are more subsystems involved than just the health care system in tackling the crisis? How are they built? What data they use? Is it taken into account that the spread of the virus, the measures that are taken by the government, and the reactions of the citizens form a complex dynamic system?
Thinking about the Spread of the Coronavirus (3) – Information (not) Considered
How was situation awareness built up in the Coronacrisis and how have(not) considered information multiplied the blundering into disaster?
Thinking about the Spread of the Coronavirus (2) – Concepts
In the crucial month of February, in those weeks before the major outbreak in Europe, there was still room to stock up on protective equipment, to scale up the laboratories, to expand the purchase and production of test materials, to prepare for the removal of serum with antibodies in healed patients. Only, it didn't happen. …
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Thinking about the Spread of the Coronavirus (1)
Our hypothesis is that a lack of thinking skills among governments, health institutions and the population has seriously contributed to the spread of the Corona virus
Technology is not unilateral consequence of……..
Every technological invention creates a dynamic system of interactions and feedback loops with society. With new technology, it is therefore important to make an attempt to visualize the dynamic system that is evoked by the new technology.
Classical Rational Policy Analysis and interactive policymaking are basically reacting to existing problems that, for some reasons, get "high on the societal agenda". However, a real innovative policy can only come about if policymakers redefine themselves as designers instead of reactive problem solvers.
A Concept R&D Department
In 1968, Dick Fosberry won a gold medal in high jumping at the Summer Olympics. Instead of diving with his belly over the bar and landing on his feet, he did it reverse, jumped over the bar with his back and landed on his back. Nearly two thousand years since the Olympics in Athens, mankind …
There Is No Need For Inventiveness
There is no need for inventiveness - the quality of being inventive; creativity - because everything is already invented. Thus, leave your creative thinking to some geniuses that have a special talent for it. And the Internet, that information highway, will do the rest. The great and marvellous innovation that you need will appear on your screen …
How to Hack Assumptions
In many books about innovation, it is stated that "You just have to be willing to challenge the assumptions of your industry, ask fresh questions, and --get this -- embrace your humanness." Daniel H. Pink Such calls are completely inadequate. Moreover, it suggests that the detection of assumptions is simple. On the contrary, the nature …
Focus and Group Dynamics Define the Thinking
Focus defines the input of information that defines the thinking, and by that, the conclusions, solutions or opinions derived from it. In a schedule: information (A) is semi-processed in a funnel (A,B,C) of biases, assumptions and conditions to a logical solution, opinion or conclusion (C). Area A is the focus area, the area where the …
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The Charm of Imperfection
In an earlier post about focus, we stressed the importance of paying attention to the focus of the thinking. Taking a problem or challenge unquestioned as it exposes itself may lead to brilliant solutions for the wrong problem. It is therefore required to pay substantial time and effort to (re)define the focus of the thinking. The problem …
Change a Point of View – Thinking Strategy
Recently we came across a handsome book by Jodie Newman called Business Creativity. In the chapter about Creative Toolkit, we found five tools that we clustered around the theme Change Point of View, because basically they come all down to the same principle. As we earlier pointed out each of us looks at the world …
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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 …