Gut Churn – What does it Feel Like to Execute Ideas?

How does ideas happen? Or rather how can I make it happen? The aim of the 99U Conference was to discuss idea execution. Often we focus attention on idea generation, we explore various creative methods to get ideas and improve upon ideas and solutions. But what happens when your ideas are brought to life. What …

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Paradoxes as Provocative Operations – Thinkibility Boost

In an earlier blog post about contradictions we stated that: "paradoxical messages can seriously paralyze human relations and even lead to schizophrenic behavior. However, at the same time paradoxical communication can also be used to jolt someone out of his current mindset." Above we have symbolized "main stream thinking" or "current mindset" with the trajectory …

Dance First

"Dance first. Think later.  It’s the natural order.”  Samuel Becket A dancer uses his or her body to express emotions, feelings and moods. Body language  can be exaggerated and a dancer uses the body as an instrument to explore and express ideas. But can  you act out your problem, design, or express your feelings in …

Blue Economy – Open Source Communities

The Blue Economy uses an open source approach to encourage positive entrepreneurship. Overall, the aim with Blue Economy is to transform the way we are thinking about the environment. Solutions should be sustainable and capable of responding to people's need for food, water, energy  and health care.When you want to create an open source community …

Unspeakableness

Ah, it is annoying when you cannot find the right words! If you have tried to explain something in a foreign language, you might have found it impossible to find the right words in the other language. Finding the right words to describe your emotions and feeling is tricky and in some cases emotions are …

Influencing People – “I think” or “I feel”, which Persuades You the Most?

Everyday people try to persuade us. Politicians, family member, managers and  organisations do their best to convince us that their idea, product or solution is the only alternative or the ultimate and best. We work hard to convince friends and families that our point of view is superior. The influencing game is hard and often …

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 …