Thinking Method: The PMI Approach (Part 2 of 2)


  Scan The CoRT method of De Bono is sometimes called ‘spectacles method’. If a person is short-sighted and you give that person the appropriate spectacles then the person will be able to see more broadly and more clearly. The person’s reactions will then be suited to this better view. The person can still apply … Continue reading Thinking Method: The PMI Approach (Part 2 of 2)

Thinking Method: The PMI Approach (Part 1 of 2)


  Exhorting people to take a balanced view is not very effective. The exhortation wears off almost at once. Most people even claim to take a balanced view all the time. In practice they do not. So the first simple thinking tool is concerned with a broad scan. The tools have to be practical and … Continue reading Thinking Method: The PMI Approach (Part 1 of 2)

Why Your Best Ideas Come In The Shower


Being creative isn’t the same as being smart. The process our brains go through to generate new insights is quite different from when we’re solving analytical problems. You’re not just “born with it” either—the fascinating science behind creativity suggests very specific conditions can enliven your imagination. In particular, research shows creativity spurs from three things: A lot … Continue reading Why Your Best Ideas Come In The Shower