Upgrade your phone, computer and view of our World

If you have not already tested your knowledge of the world. Go here to answer the 13 questions. There is a timelimit of 45 seconds per question so it will not take too long to complete the test. After you have done the test, please, read the blog post about Factfulness. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're …

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How many people does it take to start a Revolution?

Famine, plague and war! These three problems used to be the problems that preoccupied people throughout history. These problems have not been solved and millions of people are dying from poverty, disease and war. But where are we heading? What social challenges do we need to deal with in the future. In most countries around …

Bullshit Jobs

It is true that much of half the work we do could actually be eliminated without any significant effect on the overall productivity? Would shutting down the global work machine put a break on climate change? 15 hours per week! Imagine that your job was to write a two-page report for a meeting where the …

Change Your Mood

How many seconds does it take to shift your mood? What messages would  you write to change your mood/thinking? SLOO is an art toy that can help "to remind us to have the strength and motivation to express." Chalk is a toy created like a chalkboard, which means that you can draw and write on …

Thinking about Thinkbility – Mind Map

What is thinkibility? "Thinkibility is about the agility and skill in thinking. A biological approach to thinking, where it is assumed that thinking takes place in an environment and the characteristics of the environment influences the end results. Thinkibility is concerned with describing ways to create environments that lead to “fruitful” end results." The blog post …

Volvo, LifePaint, Airbags and Expanding Concepts and Markets

"The best way to survive a crash is not to crash" What should a car manufacturer focus the attention on? What ideas are embedded in the concept car manufacturer? Cars! Of course a car manufacturer deals with developing the best, safest, fastest, most energy-efficient cars. But what if we extend the concept  "car manufacturer" and …

Twisted Faces and Emoijs!

How do you know which emoticon to use? An emoticon is a pictorial representation of facial expressions. These little pictorial images are an important tool to use when communicating by using technology. The absence of body language and prosody makes is tricky to interpret  a person's feelings or mood. A range of tones and feelings …

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 …

Banging “the World” into Sorting Boxes -Thinkibility Boost

We picked up the suggestion in last exercise of the 29 Day Thinkibility Challenge, " make it a habit to convert a beautiful question into a visualization on an index card". So we made up our Thinking Challenge to reflect on what "Boxes", "Concepts", Patterns" and Analogies" has to do with Thinkibility. Here is the …

T29 – Day 29

Design your own thinking challenge! In this exercise, the last of the 29 Day Thinkibility Challenge, we will ask you to reflect upon and use what you have learnt. You could design your own thinking challenges in two ways: The first way is to formulate ONE interesting question. What fascinates you? What are you wondering …

T29 – Day 27

Where would you start? And why? Imagining the future is not easy or indeed always a positive experience. Yet we face many difficult problems as well as opportunities in the near future. Choose an area, a big difficult problem or something with tremendous opportunities. Something that you care about, worry about, or look forward to. …

T29 – Day 25

Day 25- 27 – Thinkibility Thinkibility is about the agility and skill in thinking. A biological approach to thinking, where it is assumed that thinking takes place in and environment and the characteristics of the environment influences the end results. Thinkbility is concerned with describing ways to create environments that lead to "fruitful" end results. …

T29 – Day 22

Day 22- Creativity Ask yourself “How Might We” solve this problem. Pick a problem and explore ways that the problem might be solved. Redefine the challenge in nine ways. Express the goal in a new way, use new words and rephrase the problem. You find great everyday problems that needs to be solved here. Imagine …