Every time that we approach a problem, in any walk of life, we bring to bear assumptions that limit our ability to conceive fresh solutions.
Always avoid all aimless alliteration.
This story is renowned as an example of counter-intuitive thinking and of the dangers of ‘survivorship bias’.
Successful people do not do the following things but chances are you still do. Make a decision to add these to your ‘stop doing’ list.
Being open-minded does not mean being gullible, weak or lacking in opinions. It means being receptive to the ideas of others.
Is your organization a little too comfortable? Are your people risk-averse? Is there a blame culture?
8 steps towards creating a truly innovative and entrepreneurial organization.
Gather a cluster of strangers and share this brainstorm method. It is quick, lively and productive.
A left handed burger?
Everyone in the organisation is empowered to try new things all the time.
An obstacle is an opportunity for creativity.
The search for perfection can easily lead to procrastination.
Every man-made thing you use or see can be redesigned.
Say you want to compose a song. How would you begin?
Silly questions challenge conventional ideas and prompt lateral thinking.