Want to save some money? Food Waste Challenge

Project Drawdown describes reducing food waste as one of the most effective ways to reduce carbon intensity. It was found that “Interventions can reduce loss and waste, as food moves from farm to fork, thereby reducing overall demand. Reducing food waste is important for our environment and it can also mean a great financial profit …

Coronavirus (7) – Groupthink by Governments and Health Authorities

When we proposed in the first blog post about coronavirus that the slow reaction and lax attitude of institutions can partly be explained by the phenomenon of groupthink, we could not imagine that later on groupthink would assume an even more dominant role in tackling the crisis. In the beginning, warnings about an emergent pandemic …

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Welcome to thinkibility!   Thinkers’ Prescriptions for Improving Your Thinking about Thinking, Creativity, Innovation and Design A CURIOUS and CREATIVE person gets the same pleasure from exploring risks and searching for opportunities.  Thinkibility will open your mind to explore thinking from a range of perspectives. Through fun and thoughtful examples and exercises, Gijs and Asa …

Global Challenges, but No Global Community

On one side, the great issues of this century – such as, for example, climate change and nuclear weapons – require a global community; on the other, immigration and nationalism form the basis of the defense mechanism of those threatened by globalization. Try new and creative lines of thinking.

Policy Design

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.

Creative Policy Analysis

Classical rational policy analysis and interactive policymaking are basically reactive concepts.
An innovative policy can only come about if policymakers redefine themselves as designers instead of problem solvers.

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We made it to this five-hundred and one post! To celebrate this we announce the publishing of two books that reflect the most profound insights we got from our notes on Thinking, Creativity, Innovation and Design so far. Concepts at Work Working with concepts will get you all the ins- and outs of conceptual thinking. It will …

Possible Educational Future Worlds

In “Education – 21 Century Challenges” about “What should we teach children?” we posed two additional questions: What advice should young people follow? Who or where should they turn for advice when adults’ wisdom may only be outdated biases? We suggested two (visual)  approaches; one that departs from the current situation and one that departs from 2050. …

Worse is Better

The population is becoming dumber and more stupid? The number of people with intellectual disabilities is rapidly increasing in highly developed societies. Is it? Or is it that the more complex the society becomes, the more people with a disability in social adaptability need care support? Complexity Complexity expresses itself as difficulties to understand or find an answer, to …

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 …