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Oblique Strategies

Oblique Strategies
Origin and history[edit] The entire story of Oblique Strategies, with the content of all the cards, exhaustive history and commentary, is documented in a website widely acknowledged as the authoritative source, put together by musician and educator Gregory Alan Taylor.[4] The text of Schmidt's "The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts" was published by Mindmade Books in 2012. Design and use[edit] Each card contains a phrase or cryptic remark which can be used to break a deadlock or dilemma situation. Some are specific to music composition; others are more general. Use an old idea.State the problem in words as clearly as possible.Only one element of each kind.What would your closest friend do? From the introduction to the 2001 edition: These cards evolved from separate observations of the principles underlying what we were doing. Cultural impact[edit] Editions and variations[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Related:  Tools

How to Tell if You Are Indigo Here is an in-depth article describing what traits to look for in determining if you or someone you know is an indigo child or adult. When talking to people about indigos I often hear that the characteristics are not specific and practically anyone could consider themselves an indigo. Therefore in this article I’m going try to be as clear as possible in describing the things that make indigos DIFFERENT from other people. In the first part of the article I’ll try to define indigos, and in the second part I’ll get into listing their particular characteristics. This is now the second edition of this article, as it has been rewritten and expanded since 24/10/2011. About The Term “Indigo” The actual term “indigo” may have come from the colour of the sixth chakra (energy center) or third eye chakra. Note that indigo in this context is not the colour of the aura. I don’t know how much meaning any of these ideas have but I’ve offered them for your consideration. What Is An Indigo? So. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Lateral thinking Lateral thinking is solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. The term was coined in 1967 by Edward de Bono. [1] According to de Bono, lateral thinking deliberately distances itself from standard perceptions of creativity as either "vertical" logic (the classic method for problem solving: working out the solution step-by-step from the given data) or "horizontal" imagination (having many ideas but being unconcerned with the detailed implementation of them). Methods[edit] Critical thinking is primarily concerned with judging the true value of statements and seeking errors. Random Entry Idea Generating Tool: The thinker chooses an object at random, or a noun from a dictionary, and associates it with the area they are thinking about. Challenge Idea Generating Tool: A tool which is designed to ask the question "Why?" See also[edit]

GroupZap, un outil de brainstorming collaboratif en temps réel J’aime beaucoup les outils collaboratifs Web qui ne demandent aucune explication ou formation pour être utilisés. GroupZap entre dans cette catégorie d’outils web. Il s’agit d’un tableau blanc collaboratif sur lequel vous pouvez ajouter des post-its virtuels. GroupZap peut être utilisé comme espace où vous brainstormez et structurez vos idées au cours d’une téléconférence ou d’une réunion. En plus des outils comme les post-its virtuels, notes et flèches, vous pouvez aussi ajouter des fichiers directement sur le tableau blanc. Une nouvelle version du document est créée à chaque fois qu’il est modifié. Groupzap:

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss “Everyone’s looking for rules to follow, and the sooner you realize there aren’t any, the better art can be.”– Jerrod Carmichael Jerrod Carmichael is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and 2017 is going to be his biggest year yet. Jerrod stars in the hit NBC series The Carmichael Show, which he also writes and executive produces. Love at the Store is the funniest standup special I’ve seen in many years, and it’s the reason I reached out to Jerrod. In the summer of 2016, Jerrod reprised his role as ‘Garf’ in the Universal comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opposite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Jerrod recently announced his upcoming authorial debut with an as-yet-untitled memoir. Please enjoy my wide-ranging conversation with Jerrod Carmichael! Want to hear another episode with a standup comedian?

Situation puzzle Situation puzzles are often referred to as lateral thinking puzzles or "yes/no" puzzles. Situation puzzles are usually played in a group, with one person hosting the puzzle and the others asking questions which can only be answered with a "yes" or "no" answer. Depending upon the settings and level of difficulty, other answers, hints or simple explanations of why the answer is yes or no, may be considered acceptable. These puzzles are inexact and many puzzle statements have more than one possible fitting answer. Example[edit] One situation puzzle would be: A man walks into a bar, and asks the bartender for a drink of water. The question and answer segment might go something like this. Question: Could the bartender hear him? Eventually the questions lead up to the conclusion that the man had the hiccups, and that his reason for requesting a drink of water was not to quench his thirst but to cure his hiccups. Terminology[edit] See also[edit] Further reading[edit] References[edit]

The Meaning of the Quincunx or Inconjunct Aspects in Astrology The inconjunct or quincunx (the terms are generally used interchangeably) aspect in astrology is formed between planets that are roughly 150 degrees apart. If we use an orb of 2 degrees, the planets or points in question can be anywhere from 148 degrees to 152 degrees apart. The planets and points involved in a quincunx don't understand each other. Unless it's an out-of-sign quincunx, the signs not only are of a different element, they are also of a different modality. For example, take Leo-Pisces. Leo is Fixed Fire, while Pisces is Mutable Water. Some keywords that describe quincunxes are: redirecting, challenging, requiring adjustments, diverting. What I have found is that people with quincunxes tend to compartmentalize the two areas of life indicated by the planets and points involved. When we express one of the planets or points involved in an opposition, the other planet or point feels "left out". A couple of examples will shed some more light on the theory.

Six Thinking Hats Six Thinking Hats is a book by Edward de Bono which describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking involving six colored hats. "Six Thinking Hats" and the associated idea parallel thinking provide a means for groups to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way, and in doing so to think together more effectively.[2] Underlying principles[edit] The premise of the method is that the human brain thinks in a number of distinct ways which can be deliberately challenged, and hence planned for use in a structured way allowing one to develop tactics for thinking about particular issues. de Bono identifies six distinct directions in which the brain can be challenged. In each of these directions the brain will identify and bring into conscious thought certain aspects of issues being considered (e.g. gut instinct, pessimistic judgement, neutral facts). Since the hats do not represent natural modes of thinking, each hat must be used for a limited time only. Summary[edit]

The Kipling method Creative tools > The Kipling method (5W1H) When to use it | How to use it | Example | How it works | See also When to use it Use the Kipling questions at any time or when you need to get an extra stimulus. They are good for unsticking creative session, when people dry up and run out of ideas. They are also useful to help take different views when defining the problem. You can also use it to ask questions when selecting an idea to carry forward for further development. How to use it Rudyard Kipling used a set of questions to help trigger ideas and solve problems and immortalized them in the poem: I have six honest serving men They taught me all I knew I call them What and Where and When And How and Why and Who These questions can be used as stimuli to get thinking going in many situations. Ask a question The simple approach is to take one of the questions, either at random or with a more particular purpose in mind and ask it of the situation. Extend the questions How much? What is the problem? Example

How to eat whatever you want and still lose weight Mind matters ... find out what you're really hungry for. It's possible to eat whatever you want and still lose weight. In fact, it's possible to do away with confusing and contradictory diets and fads. It just involves a little mind over platter, says nutritionist and author Kathleen Alleaume in her new book, What's Eating You: Find Your Balance with Food and Lose Weight. "Diets don't work and they will only cause you to yo-yo and gain more fat. Blacklisting carbs or going on heavily restrictive calorie-controlled diets are lousy ideas," she says. "We all know what we 'should' be eating. "The simple message of 'get back to basics' has been lost. Advertisement Alleaume is one of a growing number of health experts who say weight problems are not so much about what we are eating as why we are eating. Alleaume sees a wide range of people with issues that vary from weight management to improving sleep, lowering cholesterol to nutrition for running a marathon. Alleaume's top tips: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.