Machines, puzzles, humans and magic

The world has never moved this quickly, yet it will never again move this slowly.  Exposure to unknowns will amplify. When situations are unfamiliar it may be best to approach them as curious mysteries, rather than attempt to solve them as puzzles based on a logic that worked before. Think about first principles, encourages Peter Thiel, authorContinue reading “Machines, puzzles, humans and magic”

Thoughts on creativity, innovation & purpose

We can be prosumers or makers – we do not have to be just consumers of what others make. In this way we can shape our own worlds. Creativity starts with the individual, and growth mindsets are key enablers for the future. We must provoke, unwrap and explore the way we understand the world, andContinue reading “Thoughts on creativity, innovation & purpose”

Create a Massive Transformative Purpose

Many organisations remain unclear about their purpose. When asked, Why does your organisation exist? they answer: ‘to make money’. Money is essential, but making money is not a purpose. Read the inspirational classic from psychiatrist Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning. Frankl practiced logotherapy, from the Greek word logos (‘meaning’), asserting that our primary driveContinue reading “Create a Massive Transformative Purpose”

Getting on with Artificial Intelligence

At the 2017 Robot Art Competition, robotic painters produced paintings like graduating art students, described as ‘aesthetically ambiguous’. The bearded face of a man stares out from one canvas, another depicts human emotion with jagged, gloomy stripes of black and purple. AI is a field of computer science that mimics the natural learning process of theContinue reading “Getting on with Artificial Intelligence”

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong

“If you’ve always done it that way, it’s probably wrong.”   – Charles Kettering, holder of 186 patents. We tend to concentrate on things we already know, and time and time again, we fail to take into consideration what we don’t know. This focus on the familiar has costs. It was Nassim Taleb in his bookContinue reading “If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong”

Risk-takers, Originals and all of us

By Gaylin Jee “The last time you had an original idea, what did you do with it?” Adam Grant We’re still using yesterday’s models and hoping they will solve tomorrow’s challenges. That’s not impossible, but it will become increasingly unrewarding. The proposed and impending World Economic Forum’s Fourth Industrial Revolution is set to radically shiftContinue reading “Risk-takers, Originals and all of us”

Let’s try Deep Work, a 21st Century superpower

By Gaylin Jee Absorb state is one of 7 ways to boost your creativity. But what is absorb state? When you are in absorb state, you spend time only consuming information. You are not creating or delivering any output. The concept is also referred to as ‘batching’. It replaces what Linda Stone calls ‘continuous partial attention’,Continue reading “Let’s try Deep Work, a 21st Century superpower”

Are you in good shape? #futureskills #futurethinking

Embracing and leveraging a future that looks little like today is held somewhere in the way you think. Vast and constant change presents a steady flow of new opportunity.
Why don’t you to try to shape a future that changes the game?

From old to new rules – the space we choose to play in

I think we need a shift in lens. The change we see (and drive) in the world generates a constant stream of opportunity to be explored. When we are paranoid, we are defensive, which makes us operate by old rules, ‘close in and protect’. If we lift ourselves away from paranoid, we have the spaceContinue reading “From old to new rules – the space we choose to play in”

In your Pocket

How about a job with flexible hours and unlimited vacation? One that promises ‘your ideal computer setup’, 50% credit towards your purchase of any mobile devices, ergonomic desk setup, wireless stipend, catered lunches and lots of free snacks and drinks.  That’s in addition to 100% Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage, 50% spouse/dependents, and other benefits.Continue reading “In your Pocket”