Where to Steal for the Best Ideas – Idea Holiday

Maybe you believe that stealing ideas is not very creative or original.Or even that it is unethical. However, there are idea banks where people post, exchange, discuss and polish new ideas, just for the intellectual pleasure of devising ideas and the social rewards of sharing them. Some people approach idea banks just to get inspiration and getting into …

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Marketing Strategies for Beggars – Thinkibility Nibble

There are roughly three strategies to help beggars - those who are for some reason find themselves jobless and have to collect money on the streets. One approach is to take away the most pressing discomfort and distress by providing them with food, a shower, and shelter during the night. Another approach is to provide …

LEGO Rich!

"Are you LEGO rich? Do you have an idea for a LEGO set? And are you a Creative consumer?" Yes, adults play with LEGO too and there are over 250.000 registered members of LEGO User Groups throughout the world. LEGO, one of the most creative brands in the world, is using its fan community to …

T29 – Day 23

Day 23 - Creativity Think out-of-the box and devise a creative way to storage and supply in supermarkets. The storage and resupply in supermarkets have not changed since the concept was introduced around 1960. It costs a lot of man power, shoppers experience inconvenience, it is slow and it is not integrated in the whole …

T29 – Day 21

Day 21- 23 – Creativity There are a range of techniques that can be used to help you create something new and valuable. Distancing is similar to Backward Thinking – a thinking strategy to avoid mental inertia or being locked in one’s logic bubble. Distancing means that we create deliberately some emotional, psychological and mental …

Brainstorm Warning – No Cool Ideas Found

Jeffrey Baumgartner describes himself as "Not your typical, corporate innovation consultant". Below you can listen to his recent independently organised TED talk, which has been described as "An energetic & stimulating speech on the future of creative idea generation!!" -- organisers of TEDxULB. Jeffrey is the co-founder of the Brussels Imagination Club which holds experimental …

Symbiotic Biomimicry

Sustainability is an approach where we try to  create and maintain  conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony. But is the approach enough to make sure that we have and will continue to have water, materials and resources that can protect out health and the environment? Innovations using symbiotic biomimicry as …

Storytelling and Möbius Strip

"Stories are just as integral to the human experience as design." Daniel Pink "A Whole New Mind" Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal, says that storytelling is the most powerful way of communicating. Throughout history, storytelling has glued families, tribes and cultures together. Today, storytelling has moved into the business world and several values …

Do You Need New Eyes? – Thinkibility Nibble

The art of non-building! Marco Canevacci is a member of Berlin-based architectural collective Plastique Fantastique. An architect who is not interested in building buildings, instead he focuses on structures that are impermanent. Soap bubbles, pneumatic machines and loupes (French for magnifying glasses). The bubbles can be squeezed into any urban scenario and they transform our …

Life Redefined

In an attempt to live my life as an artist – in contrast to a life long list of to-do-things – I bought a Moleskin Art Journal. According to the introduction, meeting art is a  personal experience and a dialogue between art and yourself. . .  If to live is an art, then an Art …

Street Thinking

In my Thinkibility Notebook, I note interesting things I notice. I try to develop a habit to spot and reflect upon perceptions and things that catch my attention. A paradise for harvesting interesting ideas is the daily life on the streets. What do you think of a hairdresser's that advertise: “Only today it is possible …