Has anyone worked out how the rating system works on this forum? I see some stars next to some posts but I don't know whether they refer to a comment or to the original blog post.
Can you/should you vote on your own postings? (I haven't)
Aside from issues of how it works, it would be interesting to think of how to get most value out of this rating system.
Added by Phil Bachmann on July 26, 2009 at 21:45 —
I am very interested in how the brain works, in fact it takes up a lot of my time exploring the facets of my head, literally!!!
Hello, I am an explorer.
I am a person very interested in how our minds work. I am inventive and curious in nature. An engineer. A marketeer. A producer. And a speaker, i hope in some time. The source of my interest in the mind, is a difficulty i have always had with learning and memory. I have always been challnaged to learn and my memory has… Continue
Added by Robert Maher on July 23, 2009 at 7:42 —
There is a website i have known about for some years
which might be of interest.
People can contribute their own ideas for social inventions (as distinct from technical inventions).
Added by William Jack Jordan on July 19, 2009 at 3:31 —
A software program I have written simulates some of the processes of the human mind.
The basic idea is to use a model of the mind that is as simple and abstract as possible. It uses some ideas from the early book 'Mechanics of Mind' (the octupusses on the beaches etc).
The self-organizing artificial mind stores units of information. Each unit links to one or more other 'neurons'. Links (nerve pathways) are one way. I found it much easier to create the simulation using one… Continue
Added by William Jack Jordan on July 19, 2009 at 3:27 —
Looking at this new design of the website something bothered me and I found out what it is just now. It is the type of hats at the top. I have been planning for sometime to start teaching my son de Bono's technics and I had an idea of acctually buying six hats and using them instead of just pretending. And to be honest, in my mind's eye, I saw those hat as being different in design, not just colour. For example, the black hat was to be a helmet and the red one - a french beret... It's just a… Continue
Added by Iva Kotine on July 18, 2009 at 22:55 —
I am writing a blog for the very first time.
Added by William Jack Jordan on July 17, 2009 at 11:16 —
My beloved friend and an Italian American like me:
What’s-a matter, you... That’s-a AND this-a mine. Heck, it really doesn't matter much to me, for I don't speak any language very good; for it all seems to be Greek to me. Maybe we should move them all to Israel or Greece? Se, Se, that's close to the Se (Sea).
Ron, I love you like a brother, but where's all this hate coming from when you are such a loving and caring person? I trust it's coming from someone Else's e-mail… Continue
Added by Joseph A Magaro on July 15, 2009 at 19:49 —
THE PERFECT JAM
“The more jams you get into, the stickier it gets.”
Fifty years ago I found my perfect jam. To me, this was the best jam of all time. It was a grape jam made by Welch’s, which contained the pulp of the Concord grape.
It must have been the whole fruit in the jam that made it such a great jam, for nothing to me was sweeter, than the whole Concord grape. Spreading it on bread with peanut butter added a contrast to the sweet grapes that… Continue
Added by Joseph A Magaro on July 15, 2009 at 15:44 —
Let me blog about the perception of proprioceptive orientation. It is a handy sense to explore as an example of how perceptual assumptions work, because it is a sense that most people usually ignore. Most spell checkers do not contain the word, and it is not defined as one of the "five senses."
I have come to know this subject well, because I teach people about the sense of bodily movement for a living by training Alexander Technique and juggling skills. Kinesthetic proprioception is… Continue
Added by Franis on July 14, 2009 at 3:02 —
How perceptual assumptions get set up is also not well known. As humans we tend to adapt to anything that is repeated or deliberately practiced. Given the presence of a repeating situation, we will spontaneously design and train a habit to deal with it. It pays off to think a bit about the wisdom of this habit design on the front end. This is why thinking skills are so indispensable.
When we train a habitual perceptual assumption, it is designed to disappear underneath whatever our… Continue
Added by Franis on July 14, 2009 at 3:00 —
In discussing how the application of de Bono's methods lead to my success, I should point out that there are various definitions of success and many people would not rate mine highly.
My stories do not including the making of millions of dollars. Maybe I've been unlucky, or lazy, or missing some key ingredient in the recipe, or spending too much time doing things that I enjoy, hoping that these could be made profitable. Perhaps subconsciously I don't want to get stuck half-way up the… Continue
Added by Phil Bachmann on July 12, 2009 at 11:09 —
As part of a project working for the Regional Screen Agency in the NW of England we've experimented with an on-line collaborative project DMEX (Digital Media Exchange). A bunch of TV Freelancers with no previous experience of an animation package called Machinima, had a one hour masterclass from Hugh Hancock, afurther face to face meeting to ascribe roles, then worked collaboratively online using things like Huddle, Skiype, Google Docs etc to script and produce an interpretation of Carol Ann… Continue
Added by Andy Lovatt on July 9, 2009 at 8:46 —
At short notice, I've been appointed to re-create a 12-week course 'Creativity
in Communication' (CIC
) at Unitec Institute of Technology
Added by Peter John MELLALIEU on July 7, 2009 at 21:54 —
PMI by Post.
I’m not a qualified lateral thinker, but for some reason I;ve always liked the sound of the PMI tool.
Taking time out to list the Plus, Minus and Interesting points before coming to a decision almost seems like common sense to me!
However I find it quite hard to shift in a few minutes from one attitude to the next and stick to it - keep jumping back to plusses when I should be doing negatives ! Also spend time wondering if that plus is only just interesting and… Continue
Added by Sinclair McLay on July 7, 2009 at 15:09 —
The aim of critical thinking is to assess the validity of a reasoning. It does so by checking the reasoning on internal inconsistenties and wrong deductions. It also tries to detect hidden assumptions, which is the hardest part, because the thinking happens within the exsisting logical bubble. That seems like the Baron von Munschausen, who saved himself out of a marsh by pulling himself out by his hairs.
In my opinion it would be much easier to detect hidden assumptions from outside… Continue
Added by Gijs van Beeck Calkoen on July 7, 2009 at 13:31 —
In several of his books Edward de Bono cites the fact that the Inuit (Eskimos), spending a lot of time together inside igloos, have developed a richer language for describing human interaction than is available in English.
On a recent walk I was grumbling about how materialistic the world had become, and then pondered what it actually meant to be "materialistic". I started to imagine possibilities. After a few minutes it became clear to me that if, like the Inuit, you allow yourself… Continue
Added by Phil Bachmann on July 5, 2009 at 11:30 —
I'm illustrating ideas of thinking strategy & perception in some educational writing about Alexander Technique in the form of an e-book. Useful would be a bunch of ideas how to illustrate these rather abstract concepts in pictures, because the writing is rather dry.
As thinking skills are, this subject is a challenge because its content is a process. It is similar to how people get seduced by the results of lateral thinking rather than becoming impressed with the effectiveness of… Continue
Added by Franis on July 5, 2009 at 11:14 —
One of the things Edward de Bono taught me (among many others) is the importance of making a distinction between concepts and ideas.
Two years ago, my partner and I are approached by a company which is one of the world leaders in waterproofing of flat roof surfaces. Their product is called Derbigum and is black. The guarantee on the duration of the product is 30 years.
Competition is getting fearcer and they are slowly but surely losing… Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Baudoin on July 3, 2009 at 21:00 —