Interesting Reading Areas 2019 – New Thinking

Most end-of-the-year lists of books have the underlying message that “if you haven’t read these books, you are a cultural bar-bar, does not belong to the well-informed elite and not able to go along in conversations”.


The History of Emotions – Thinkibility Nibble

"The history of the emotions is a young discipline. It is at the very beginning of its investigation into the long story of our feelings. “Are we”, asks Thomas Dixon, “writing the history of something that has always been the same fundamentally in the human mind being expressed and interpreted in different ways? Or are... Continue Reading →

Why We Fail To Produce Ideas

Excerpt from 7 Sins That Kill Creativity in America by Michael Michalko We are taught to be critical, judgmental, negative and reproductive thinkers. In our “culture of helplessness,” we take pride in dissecting the ideas and thoughts of others and demonstrating their flaws. The more negative we can be, the more intelligent we appear to... Continue Reading →

Disrupt Facebook!

A business model is a plan for the successful operation of a business, identifying sources of revenue, the intended customer base, products, and details of financing. It tells the story around the kind of value the company wants to create. Facebook that has been rather negative in the news lately. It might be because Facebook has an almost... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 13

Emotions Day 13-15 Emotional insight is a key to innovation. Surprised? Well, it is often not the first aspect that is examined when discussing innovations but emotions fuels it in two significant ways. An understanding of the needs and desires helps an innovator to find breakthrough ideas. In addition, understanding the emotions that a new... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 11

Day 11 – Info Focus on the information. Police sources have reported that unidentified individuals planted a bomb in front of a Mormon Church in Talcahuano District. The bomb, which exploded and caused property damage worth 50,000 pesos, was placed at a chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at No... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 10

Day 10 – Info Make an uncertainty map and describe areas of uncertainty. Select a topic that you know something about. Draw a map of areas where the knowledge and understanding is uncertain. Choose weather or climate change if you find it difficult to select a topic. Explore the following topics: Possible factors that influence... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 9

Day 9-11 – Info A characteristic of modern society is the flow of information. The creation, distribution, and manipulation of data are vital activities – we rely on data to draw conclusion and make decisions. Information is the lifeblood of modern civilization. Yet, most times more information is not better or gives better solutions. This... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 7

Day 7 – Aims and Goals Visualise your goals. Choose a goal that you have and visualise it by using a combination of several different sensory modalities. You can use PETTLEP, which was developed using findings from research in sport psychology. Physical – image the relevant physical characteristics. For example, a musician would imagine herself... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 6

Day 6 – Aims and Goals Mostly Aims and Goals are directed on actions you have to perform. For example: My aim is to become more fit, therefore I have to eat more healthy, visit regular a sport school and walk to my office at the 5th floor. However, putting aims and goals to your... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 5

Day 5-7 – Aims and Goals Thinking about Aims and Goals is a metathinking activity - thinking about the thinking. Or blue hat thinking. Warren Berger says, “Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, “beautifully”—can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities.” Question asking is an important aspect to help us consider... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 3

Day 3 – Focus and Awareness Superfocus – find your perfect environment and stare at a painting or photo for a long time. The idea of the perfect environment is an illusion. Instead you have to find out what is the best environment for you. Some people need complete silence to concentrate, while others work... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 2

Day Two - Focus Focus on examining objects from a range of perspectives using several senses. Take two fruits or vegetables and put one of them in each hand. Set a timer that goes off at multiple random time intervals for six minutes, for example, the alarm may go off after 15 seconds, then again... Continue Reading →

T29 – Day 1

  Focus and Awareness Focusing the attention is a form of athleticism. Like swimming, it requires training and practice. What aspects are important to focus on when you are solving a problem, or looking for new ideas? Do you need to refocus your attention? When do you need to refocus? And how do you know... Continue Reading →

What would you do to AVOID thinking?

Hard, difficult, exhausting!  But there are lots of benefits. Or maybe not. . . Maybe there are better ways to use the 12 watts that the brain needs. What would you do to avoid thinking? How far are you prepared to go to avoid thinking? A recent study suggests that thinking is something that we... Continue Reading →

What are you Looking at!

Can looking away from the problem, lead to more creative insights? Look at the words below and think of a single words that can logically be paired with all of them. Pine Crab Sauce By using the remote-associates test, where a person is given a series of words, John Kounios and Mark Beeman, found when they... Continue Reading →

Dancing Statistics – Thinkibility Nibble

I very much like this idea - explaining concepts and making them interesting by using unconventional methods. By shifting the medium used to explain statistical concepts, we may enhance our own awareness of concepts such as frequency distribution and  make it easier for others to understand the concept. The following blog post is from the blog... Continue Reading →

Practise Thinking

 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... Continue Reading →

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