"How far did Edward get in creating an Institution of Thinking? Given that the world today loves qualifications, perhaps being part of the creative thinking group and showing creativity that adds value, could be rewarded with a EdeB qualification?…"
"I agree: the structure you suggest makes sense. The 6 hats may follow a natural order, finishing with the Black Hat.
Participants: I like the concept of using a competition. Given that the six hats has been taught in many schools around the world,…"
"Interesting to read your background. Maybe someday I'll get to walk in the Hawaii mountains. I live in Kenya, now in Nairobi, formerly in the tea district of Kericho. I am working to save a company that produces famine relief food and enriched…"
"Thanks for the nudge. There is something called the African Entreprise Challenge Fund, which supports innovative ideas with cash. They raise cash, and then have a competition, and the best idea gets supported. Sounds like a possible model?"
"Quote: yellow hat thinking probes and explores for value and benefit.
The world is full of innovation, but also full of negativity and sub optimal solutions. Having a panel of people able to control the thinking of a group of people who were stuck…"
"Edward suggested such a position in his Lateral Thinking for Management, written in 1969. I left that organisation and have moved into corporate finance and consulting. We may acquire some portfolio companies where we require the management to drive…"
"What do you think of the idea of organizations putting into place a "head of innovation" as a position?
Perhaps you could suggest this and apply for this position in your organization... since you're already providing this value."
"Share ware, on-line collaboration where software is improved by many programmers often working for free. So I guess the issue is what would motivate others to be interested and give of their time. There are social web sites, and even bespoke social…"
"A useful diversion. But I suggest we move on. Can we perhaps build on the ideas presented? How would one market the service? Would one intend to get paid? Do we believe we have over come objections to the process of being outsiders providing…"
"Hi guys. Very interesting discussion. The hardest part of any organisation is to introduce new ideas and change. Abuse rarely works in getting people to solve problems. I would suggest that one needs to add to the mix: a CEO who will inspire his…"
Many years ago I set up a 'Creative Team' which operated for a while but died from lack of attention. I would like to ask you all to consider doing this again. 1000 creative brains! Please submit your ideas here. How you propose this would work.
"My interest is making organisations more creative. Having worked in a potentially sterile environment for 8 years, (where I provided a huge amount of creative value) I understand the pressures of politics in large organisations (we employed 30,000…"
What do you think of the idea of organizations putting into place a "head of innovation" as a position?
Perhaps you could suggest this and apply for this position in your organization... since you're already providing this value.
So - what else would you like to ask us or contribute?
There's some thinking skills practice going on under the category "Thinking skills" in the forum section... if you'd like to play with us.
If you do want to hear back when people respond to what you say, changing the setting of getting an email sent to you is wise. Also perhaps describing why you joined is a great way of getting further responses back from people when you do write, because it shows why you're interested in being here.