creativity threatens the structure and function of everyday life

I’ll bet that you believe that you are a creative person. I don’t think you would be reading this blog if you weren’t interested in innovation, startups, and the future. So I feel pretty safe in assuming that you are creative. I love creativity. I think creativity is incredible. When creativity goes wild and starts…

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Boundless Imitation

I want to go into Mimetic Theory in a little more detail – I’ve just been reading RenĂ© Girard’s Mimetic Theory (Studies in Violence, Mimesis & Culture), and the author makes some fascinating points. If we assume that Mimetic Theory has some basis in fact (if you’d like to read more about it, you can…

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Act First, Become Later

One of the most interesting things about humans is how hypocritical we are. We study after study and get results after the result, but we still do not implement the study’s findings. For some reason, we have amazing curiosity when it comes to developing insights and ideas, but we chicken out when it comes time…

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Use Foresight To Stop Cold The Disaster of Unintended Consequences

Our world is rife with many examples of unintended consequences. Is it really possible that most people don’t think about the far-reaching effects of their actions and only focus on the short-term benefits? Not so surprising when you realize that very few individuals think or plan further than a few weeks or months out. When…

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Break Out Of Your Bubble

Now, more than ever (BTW, don’t you hate that phrase too), we live constrained within our own little realities. Our own little bubbles. Sometimes we build these realities on our own, and other times we allow these realities to be created around us. Sometimes it feels that we are slowly sinking ever more deeply into…

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Are you Shaking The Box

Have you heard of the term “shaking the box”? It’s a great way to trigger new thinking – or at least try to unearth current hidden thinking. When encountering a situation, you go into it with the express purpose of creating disruption, just to see what people’s reactions are – and what you can observe…

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