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Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead

Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead
Evan Rosenbaum was 2 years old when his father brought home the Power Macintosh 7100. This was 1994, and the 7100, a new personal computer from Apple, was a hefty gray console, hardly anything to look at. (It would be three years before Steve Jobs fatefully met the designer Jony Ive.) Nevertheless, the computer was cutting edge at the time, and Rosenbaum’s father, Howard, an accountant with entrepreneurial aspirations, unboxed it with delight. "I just remember how excited he was, setting it up, seeing what it could do," Rosenbaum says. But then, Howard passed away suddenly, stricken with a heart attack at 35. When Rosenbaum turned 3, then 4, he spent more and more time with the 7100. Rosenbaum didn’t realize the degree to which he associated his dad with the 7100 until the year he turned 6. One day in September, just as kindergarten was about to begin, the Sony Vaio came. Rosenbaum hesitated to turn on the Vaio. It wasn’t easy letting go, Rosenbaum says. Related:  The big fiveCreative EnhancementSuccess

Operativitet - och en sjö som heter Bunn Just för att det nu är sommar och vi alla är spridda på stränder, i stugor och på semestrar eller hemma nedsjunkna i hängmattorna vill jag berätta om något som har koppling till mina sommarlov och semestrar...Vi, eller egentligen svärföräldrarna, har ett sommarhus nära Gränna. På vägen mellan Gränna och Tranås kör man förbi en sjö som heter Bunn, där bor vi några dagar eller veckor på somrarna och där träffar vi bland annat grannarna Eva och Folke. I många år har jag på somrarna vinkat på dem, träffat dem vid simturerna i sjön eller hämtat mina hundar när de sprungit och hälsat på i fel hus. Precis som många av oss som jobbar med undervisning, lärande och ungdomar har Folke fascinerats av vad det är som händer när man lär sig saker, vad som gör att lusten väcks, och vilka olika processer det är som samverkar. 1998 skrev han boken Kreativitetsteorin, jag läste den och många andra böcker som på den tiden kom ut på Brain Books förlag. selektion - Vad är viktigt i informationen?

Second-Level Thinking: What Smart People Use to Outperform “Experience is what you got when you didn’t get what you wanted.” Howard Marks Successful decision making requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects. Decision making is as much art as science. In most of life you can get a step ahead of others by going to the gym or the library, or even a better school. Would be thinkers and deciders can attend the best schools, take the best courses and, if they are lucky, attach themselves to the best mentors. But how do we get there in a world where everyone else is also smart and well-informed? In his exceptional book, The Most Important Thing, Howard Marks hits on the concept of second-level thinking. First-level thinking is simplistic and superficial, and just about everyone can do it (a bad sign for anything involving an attempt at superiority). Second-level thinkers take into account a lot of what we put into our decision journals. “Second-level thinking is deep, complex and convoluted.” “It’s not supposed to be easy. Marks writes:

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. To say Stromback is a great networker is an understatement: he was introduced to me as “Mr.Davos” for good reason. People also come to him because they feel they’re not getting enough value at Davos. Much of what he has learned from a decade at Davos flies in the face of generally-accepted networking advice. Don’t care about your first impression. 99 percent of any networking event is a waste of time. “99% of Davos is information or experience you can get elsewhere, on your own timeframe and in a more comfortable manner. Sleep from 4-8PM every day. The key to networking is to stop networking. You’re not required to go to the big-name parties. Live in Detroit (or somewhere like it) the rest of the year.

Matris i Skolbanken: "The Big Five" Samhällsorienterade ämnen Göran Svanelid är universitetslektor och har utbildat många SO-lärare genom åren. Han är en av de fyra som tagit fram kursplanerna i SO-ämnena i Lgr 11. Göran har studerat grundskolans alla kursplaner. Analysförmåga Beskriver orsaker och konsekvenser. Kommunikativ förmåga Samtala. Metakognitiv förmåga Tolka. Förmåga att hantera information Söka, samla, strukturera/sortera och kritiskt granska information. Begreppslig förmåga Förstå innebörden av begreppen.

Warren Berger's Three-Part Method for More Creativity “A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.”— Charles “Boss” Kettering The whole scientific method is built on a very simple structure: If I do this, then what will happen? That’s the basic question on which more complicated, intricate, and targeted lines of inquiry are built, across a wide variety of subjects. Individuals learn this way too. Because question-asking is such an integral part of how we know things about the world, both institutionally and individually, it seems worthy to understand how creative inquiry works, no? Warren Berger proposes a simple method in his book A More Beautiful Question; an interesting three-part system to help (partially) solve the problem of inquiry. Each stage of the problem solving process has distinct challenges and issues–requiring a different mind-set, along with different types of questions. Why? It starts with the Why? A good Why? This start is essential because it gives us permission to continue down a line of inquiry fully equipped. A. B.

Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creative Person Should Remember But We Often Forget by Maria Popova What T.S. Eliot has to do with genetics and the optimal investment theory for your intellectual life. Much has been said about the secrets of creativity and where good ideas come from, but most of that wisdom can be lost on young minds just dipping their toes in the vast and tumultuous ocean of self-initiated creation. Some time ago, artist and writer Austin Kleon — one of my favorite thinkers, a keen observer of and participant in the creative economy of the digital age — was invited to give a talk to students, the backbone for which was a list of 10 things he wished he’d heard as a young creator: So widely did the talk resonate that Kleon decided to deepen and enrich its message in Steal Like an Artist — an intelligent and articulate manifesto for the era of combinatorial creativity and remix culture that’s part 344 Questions, part Everything is a Remix, part The Gift, at once borrowed and entirely original. The book opens with a timeless T.S. Donating = Loving

Att lära tillsammans The (lack of) science behind happiness and creativity — Quartz Corporations intent on making employees more engaged and creative are focusing on happiness as the answer. Chief Happiness Officer is an actual job at many companies. But most scientists say that creativity calls on persistence and problem-solving skills, not positivity. Computational scientist Anna Jordanous at Kent University and linguist Bill Keller of Sussex University in England dug through through over half century of study on the creative process in various fields, and isolated 14 components of creativity. Creativity is complex. Mark Davis, a psychologist at the University of North Texas Department of Management divides creativity into two phases; initial idea generation and subsequent problem-solving. But rigor is the key to overcoming obstacles and completing tasks—and good mood doesn’t improve problem-solving, which involves judgments that almost by necessity won’t feel good: critique and evaluation, experimentation and failure.

Technology Can Save Onboarding from Itself Competition among the most innovative companies is growing ever more heated for one of the most highly-coveted resources on the market: talented employees. But sadly, too many new hires slip away because of a poor initial experience with their new companies. Consider the following statistics, which represent broad data in the United States: Nearly 33% of new hires look for a new job within their first six months on the job. (Among Millennials, that percentage is even higher … and it happens earlier.) Twenty-three percent of new hires turn over before their first anniversary. The problem is that managers’ lives are busier than ever, so it’s simply not that easy to make sure an employee’s first few months at your company are as welcoming, stimulating, and productive as possible. And yet, the latest research suggests that onboarding may be the most critical time in an employee’s experience at a company — one that has a long-lasting impact on engagement, performance, and retention.

Förmågor Under en lång period när man pratat om The Big 5 och förmågorna så har det varit mycket kopplingar till djuren. Även jag tyckte att det var bra för mina yngre elever att koppla förmågorna med djuren för att de skulle få något att hänga upp det på. Dessa skyltar ligger under The Big 5 och förmågorna uppe i menyn. Det har dock varit en del förvirring runt det då flera olika parat ihop förmåga och djur på olika sätt. Vi började väldigt snart att lägga till de värdegrundande förmågorna så de finns också med som en förmågeskylt. När jag började använda mina förmågeskyltar för över ett år sedan så hade jag faktiskt inte djuren på utan helt andra bilder som jag tyckte kunde passa till. För er som vill använda er av skyltarna med andra bilder än djuren eller de helt utan bilder finns de nu så ni kan ladda ner. Här är en film om hur jag använder The Big 5. För att det ska vara lite lättare för eleverna att förstå vad de olika förmågorna handlar om, använder vi oss av dessa skyltar.

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