Dangerous Creative Inspiration – Think like a Criminal

Imagine that you were going to commit a crime. Which of the following items would you steal? car laundry detergents cash a jar of Nutella smartphone jewellery pregnancy test Think like a criminal and you may gain valuable insights. There are several versions of the saying “A good composer does not imitate; he steals,” (credited …

Your Ultimate Summer Thinkibility Nibble

We are still wondering why “thinking” (Thinkibility) is not given much attention as a phenomenon in itself, except by some philosophers who have made thinking, without necessity, a highly complex and abstract matter (Opinion is ours). There are no thinking courses, thinking festivals, thinking Olympics, thinking galleries, thinking lectures. In libraries and stores, there are …

Dramatized Thinking Vocabulary – How to Make Sense of the World

In an earlier post, we wrote about Thinking in a Social Dynamic Context, mentioning some researchers on conformity anyone who is interested in Thinkibility must know: Solomon Asch, Irving Janis, Stanley Milgram Philip and Zimbardo.   In this post, we will explore the theme of conformity and social dynamics in a more dramatic and impact …

Social Innovation

What are Social Innovations? According to Wikipedia social innovations are new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet the social needs of different elements which can be from working conditions and education to community development and health — they extend and strengthen civil society. Social innovation includes the social processes of innovation, such as open …

Thinking in Analogies

Many teachers in analytical/critical thinking and writing clearly forbid students the use of analogies, because, in one sense, all analogies are faulty. However, as George Lakoff,  known for his thesis that the lives of individuals are significantly influenced by the central metaphors they use to explain complex phenomena, convincingly argues  that all our thinking is metaphorical. …

Design Your Own Creative Thinking Techniques

Creative thinking can be learnt. How? By using thinking tools. There are many tools for creative thinking, examples can be found in the following books: Edward de Bono presents 13 tools in his book Serious Creativity Grace McGartland has 25 tips and techniques in Thunderbolt Thinking(TM) Arthur VanGundy covers 29 tools in Idea Power Michael …

More Soul, More Youthful Thinking and More Thinking Among Machines

What is artificial intuition? How can it be developed? What if machines not only learn like children but also think like children? What would happen if machines started to think together? Bill Gates has suggested that robots should be taxed and that the money should be used to pay the people who have lost their …

Searching for Ideas

Idea finding or searching for a new concept seems very similar to word finding. When an individual has consistent inability to produce words for things that they want to talk about they are suffering a kind of aphasia. They experience difficulties in answering questions as: What is the name of the category: church building house …

Thinkibility Olympics

What If there would be Olympic Games  in which thousands of thinkers from around the world participate in a variety of competitions? It would definitelety differ from TED-talks or Edge-papers that are basically unilaterally spreading novel ideas and insights in a non-competitive way. In an Olympic Games for Thinkers participants compete in thinking skills. But it is …

Conceptual Thinking and Using Physical Things

There is a misunderstanding that conceptual thinking is abstract in nature. Conceptual thinking is seen as just playing in your head, without physical devices? Conceptual art is the physical result of conceptual thinking. In conceptual art, the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of …

Conceptual Blending

One of the simplest ways to design new concepts is by blending two concepts not previously connected. For instance ” Glamping” .  Glamping is a contraction of the concepts of Camping and Glamour. The concept of Camping is  an elective outdoor recreational activity. Generally held, participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors witj more natural ones …

Benefits of Conceptual Thinking

Conceptual Thinking – Thinking with the help of concepts – does have a lot of advantages. concept (Wikidictionary) abstract and general idea; an abstraction understanding retained in the mind, from experience, reasoning and/or imagination; a generalization (generic, basic form), or abstraction (mental impression), of a particular set of instances or occurrences (specific, though different, recorded manifestations of …