T29 – Day 13

Emotions Day 13-15 Emotional insight is a key to innovation. Surprised? Well, it is often not the first aspect that is examined when discussing innovations but emotions fuels it in two significant ways. An understanding of the needs and desires helps an innovator to find breakthrough ideas. In addition, understanding the emotions that a new …

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T29 – Day 11

Day 11 – Info Focus on the information. Police sources have reported that unidentified individuals planted a bomb in front of a Mormon Church in Talcahuano District. The bomb, which exploded and caused property damage worth 50,000 pesos, was placed at a chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at No …

T29 – Day 10

Day 10 – Info Make an uncertainty map and describe areas of uncertainty. Select a topic that you know something about. Draw a map of areas where the knowledge and understanding is uncertain. Choose weather or climate change if you find it difficult to select a topic. Explore the following topics: Possible factors that influence …

T29 – Day 9

Day 9-11 – Info A characteristic of modern society is the flow of information. The creation, distribution, and manipulation of data are vital activities – we rely on data to draw conclusion and make decisions. Information is the lifeblood of modern civilization. Yet, most times more information is not better or gives better solutions. This …

T29 – Day 7

Day 7 – Aims and Goals Visualise your goals. Choose a goal that you have and visualise it by using a combination of several different sensory modalities. You can use PETTLEP, which was developed using findings from research in sport psychology. Physical – image the relevant physical characteristics. For example, a musician would imagine herself …

T29 – Day 6

Day 6 – Aims and Goals Mostly Aims and Goals are directed on actions you have to perform. For example: My aim is to become more fit, therefore I have to eat more healthy, visit regular a sport school and walk to my office at the 5th floor. However, putting aims and goals to your …

T29 – Day 5

Day 5-7 – Aims and Goals Thinking about Aims and Goals is a metathinking activity - thinking about the thinking. Or blue hat thinking. Warren Berger says, “Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, “beautifully”—can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities.” Question asking is an important aspect to help us consider …

T29 – Day 3

Day 3 – Focus and Awareness Superfocus – find your perfect environment and stare at a painting or photo for a long time. The idea of the perfect environment is an illusion. Instead you have to find out what is the best environment for you. Some people need complete silence to concentrate, while others work …

T29 – Day 2

Day Two - Focus Focus on examining objects from a range of perspectives using several senses. Take two fruits or vegetables and put one of them in each hand. Set a timer that goes off at multiple random time intervals for six minutes, for example, the alarm may go off after 15 seconds, then again …

T29 – Day 1

  Focus and Awareness Focusing the attention is a form of athleticism. Like swimming, it requires training and practice. What aspects are important to focus on when you are solving a problem, or looking for new ideas? Do you need to refocus your attention? When do you need to refocus? And how do you know …

What are you Looking at!

Can looking away from the problem, lead to more creative insights? Look at the words below and think of a single words that can logically be paired with all of them. Pine Crab Sauce By using the remote-associates test, where a person is given a series of words, John Kounios and Mark Beeman, found when they …

Dancing Statistics – Thinkibility Nibble

I very much like this idea - explaining concepts and making them interesting by using unconventional methods. By shifting the medium used to explain statistical concepts, we may enhance our own awareness of concepts such as frequency distribution and  make it easier for others to understand the concept. The following blog post is from the blog …

Seraching for Truth

                            The Yiddish proverb says, “A half truth is a whole lie”. The question is if this proverb tells us more about how our ideas related to truth and falsehood have changed. Watch a TV programme with a political discussion, or explore some tweets, newspaper articles and try to decide which of the proposals and …

One Bright Idea

Richard Turee from Kenya found a simple but  innovative solution that  prevents lions from killing livestock and humans. Richard, whose family lives within the Nairobi National Park boundaries, raises livestock. He grew up more or less hating lions since they are a threat to the livestock. But his views upon lions have changed and by …