World Thinkers’ Ideas – Push the Limits

Your ears… makes you hear. Or Don’t they? Can we learn to extract sensory information from unusual sensory channels? Sensory substitution is a way to work around the loss of one sense by sending information though another channel. Pushing the limits to reach new insights may require new technology. A successful project also requires a …

Distorted Logic Bubbles

In an interesting article from McKinsey Quarterly Charles Roxburgh explains why good executives back bad strategies. In an earlier blog post  we introduced the concept of the “Logic Bubble”. Edward de Bono used  the term to describe the set of values, needs, beliefs and experiences that a person sees the world through. We all have …

3D Illusions

Visual illusions distort reality and they are a great way to explore how our brain organises and interprets visual sensory input. Below are some fascinating videos by Markus Raetz. Astonishing 3D illusions. Photo:"Bring That Rock" by federico stevanin

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 …