Category Archives: Thinking

Slowing down

We’ll that’s a first. A computer telling me to slow down… Is this a weak signal? I did a talk in Belgium a while back (yes, some of them are still talking to me after I put their country on … Continue reading

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Screens Vs Paper (and comprehension)

  I’ve just (almost) completed some scenarios for the future of gaming so I’m back in the office scribbling like a demon. The latest scribble is a map of emerging technologies and it occurs to me that I am never … Continue reading

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Don’t just do something, sit there

While I’m on the subject of digital detox (previous post), a few of you might have school age kids on holiday at the moment. Chances are you are frantic trying to organise things for the little darlings to do. Don’t. … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the box

This is fun. In a study of the physical embodiment of metaphors conducted by Angela K.-y. Leung of Singapore Management University, people who literally sat “outside the box”—a box made of cardboard and plastic pipe – produced 32% better answers … Continue reading

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Music on the brain

              How can employers increase the quality of thinking inside their organisations? The use of music is one option, although its abstract nature and ubiquity can mean that we forget about its power. The … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

            Sorry, time has flown. End of the day and no post so here’s a quick quote. “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that … Continue reading

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Hot heads Vs. Getting Cold Feet

So I’m sitting in my home office freezing my feet off. It was 45 degrees C in Sydney a few days ago, so the image is for anyone down-under wanting to cool off. This has made my mind wander. I … Continue reading

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Looking out of windows

Been on another plane looking out of the window and in France speaking at a sales conference. Cannes not so fun in the wet. Still tearing my hair out with the periodic table. A stat I saw this morning, which … Continue reading

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Space oddity

In my book Future Minds I wrote about how physical spaces can impact our thinking. I used examples ranging from ancient cathedrals to mountains, but the one I like best is about the Earth as seen from the moon. Here’s … Continue reading

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Finding the time to think

                              Two days ago I was in London speaking at a conference on resilient water resources. My brief was to speak about how people in the water … Continue reading

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