Reverse Engineering for Thinking Strategies

A Thinkibility nibble: We are happy to announce a new mini project: Reverse Engineering of Thinking Strategies. We intend to analyse the way the most critical thinkers of today think, like Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Žižek, David Orrell to name a few. Reverse Engineering is according to Wikipedia “the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object, or …

Thinkibility Like

Let us introduce the Thinkibility Like. The Like Button or thumbs up is a quick way to show that you agree with something. Blog posts with many likes tend to get more likes because it is. . . well, it has to be good since it got so many likes. But what exactly was so …

Contradictions and Agression – Thinkibility Boost

Ever had an undefined feeling that something is wrong? That there is something  that does not make sense but “you can’t put the finger on it”?  You have this tingling feeling but you can’t point to exactly what it is. . . yet you know that there is “something”. It’s intangible knowledge or understanding, and you …

Trust or Trustworthiness? – Thinkibility Boost

Trust or Trustworthiness? When searching for ideas for our forthcoming book about Information  & Feelings, a sequel to Positive & Negative in the serie Thinkibility – Thinking about Thinking, Creativity Innovation and Design we stumbled on a broad range of emotions and feelings. If you search this blog on keywords like emotion, feelings and intuition …

Assumptions about Critical Thinking

The skill of logical reasoning – independent thinking free from the influence of administrators, experts, journalists, parents – is highly valued in democratic societies. This is reason enough for the Thinkibility blog to investigate the logical bubble of  critical thinking (logical reasoning is one component in critical thinking). We will use the Checklist Current Thinking …

Curses of Experience

Having experience or being an expert is socially highly regarded as desirable. Expertness and experience is, by many definitions defined as unconscious knowledge. There is a need to acknowledge that. However, there are some hidden traps for experts. Building up expertise Experience is gained by gradually building up skills by doing increasing difficult or complex …

Cover Cover-ups

Most of Earth’s surface has been discovered and now it has been mapped by Google. But the world beneath the sea surface is largely Terra Incognita. It is dangerous to go there and the depths of the ocean are unexplored territory. If we deliberately decide to think about something, it is mostly because we encounter …

Happiness at Work

Arbejdsglaede is a Scandinavian word that means happiness at work. Alexander Kjerulf recommends the following suggestions to help us perform at least one random act of kindness at work. Bring someone a cup of coffee, without them asking Leave a flower on someone’s desk Leave a nice, hand-written note for a co-worker Help someone carry …

Training in Economics is a Serious Handicap

Or the Logical Bubble of Economists. Economists decided to increase the maximum number of babies in a nursery to make the industry more profitable. Economists advised to pay math teachers more, because of the shortage of them. Economists recommended that employment projects for the disabled and mentally retarded should be closed… because they are not …

World Thinkers’ Ideas – Embrace Different Experiences

Snail porridge and sardine on toast ice cream may have changed the way we think about what tastes good. Heston Blumenthal is a chef with an inquisitive mind who plays with phials, gases, and centrifugal forces. A new approach to cooking, where science is regarded as a tool like the oven. But can scientific knowledge …