Creativity Hack: Use TRIZ to Solve Problems and Generate Ideas TRIZ — the Russian acronym for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving — is a toolbox of techniques for solving problems and generating ideas. It was created in the 1950s by a Soviet naval patent clerk named Genrich Altschuller. Altschuller believed that it was possible for people to learn to become inventors. He studied hundreds of thousands of patents and found that there are only about 1,500 basic problems to be solved. In addition, all of these problems can be solved by applying one or more of 40 universal principles. Although TRIZ was originally developed in order to help engineers to solve technical problems and create new products, it can be applied to many different areas, such as education, the law, public policy, your small business, and so on. How can I increase my income? When most people have a problem that they need to solve, they use a random approach in order to generate a solution. SegmentationTaking OutLocal Quality First TRIZ Principle – Segmentation Here are some examples:
Unified Structured Inventive Thinking Unified Structured Inventive Thinking (USIT) is a structured, problem-solving methodology for finding innovative solution concepts to engineering-design type problems. Historically, USIT is related to Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT), which originated in Israel and is related to TRIZ, the Russian methodology. It differs from TRIZ in several ways, but most importantly it is a simpler methodology, which makes it quicker to learn and easier to apply. It requires no databases or computer software. The goal of USIT is to enable a problem solver to invent multiple solution concepts in as short a time as possible for real-world problems (day-to-day technical problems in all fields). Introduction Problem solving is most commonly used in professions such as, engineers, scientists, mathematicians, all of whom have academic degrees, and inventors who bear patents as proof to their talent. History Since 2000, USIT has been taught outside of the company to non-Ford interests.
Tony Buzan Anthony Peter "Tony" Buzan (/ˈbuːzən/; born 2 June 1942) is an English author and educational consultant. Buzan popularised the idea of mental literacy and a thinking technique called mind mapping, earlier used by Leonardo da Vinci and others. Early life Buzan was born in Palmers Green, Enfield, Middlesex and is an alumnus of Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver. His brother is the academic Barry Buzan. Career He is a promoter of mnemonic systems and mind mapping techniques. Following his 1970s series Use Your Head for the BBC, many of his ideas have been set into his series of five books: Use Your Memory, Master Your Memory, Use Your Head, The speed reading Book and The Mind Map Book. As a popular psychology author, Tony Buzan has written on subjects relating to the brain, "genius quotient (GQ)", spiritual intelligence, memory, creativity and speed reading. Selected bibliography References External links Open2.net Biography OpenLearn/Open University.
Build Complete Financial Statements for Your Startup Create complete financial projections. Detailed and powerful way to create financial projections for your startup. Estimate every cost, detail every revenue, and outline your business with this startup financial model template. The Complete Model is a fully-functioning financial model for Excel, Google Docs, and any spreadsheet program to: Create detailed marketing plans and estimate viral user acquisition loopsEstimate pricing plans, price points and estimate revenuesUnderstand the key components of cost of goods sold (COGS) and selling, general and administrative (SG&A) costs behind the businessCreate the full financial statements needed for investors (income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows)Create funding estimates and outline a complete capitalization table to estimate ownership structure How it works Build Hiring Plans in Minutes Type in the role, the salary, and when to hire, and the model computes your hiring plan and salary projections automatically. User Note
Productivity Made Simple: Where to Start with GTD GTD (or Getting Things Done) is a widely popular personal productivity and time management methodology created by David Allen and described in his book “Getting Things Done”. And yes, Lifehack has had its share in covering this area already. For instance, by doing a simple search on Google you can quickly find out that there are more than 6,000 pages on Lifehack that mention GTD in one way or the other. So the whole idea seems discussed enough, right? Perhaps…but it is definitely worth revisiting as we enter a new year. It has a learning curve and if you simply throw yourself in the middle of it you might get the wrong overall impression about the system and abandon it after just a short while. So if you are new to GTD I have only one favor to ask you: have a little faith that you can get much more productive with GTD and be much less stressed out and uncertain about the tasks you should do both in your work and your personal affairs. The GTD adventure starts with one particular exercise.
Creative Problem Solving Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le Creative Problem Solving est une méthode créative de résolution de problème élaborée par Alex Osborn et Sid Parnes. Elle allie à la fois un processus structuré, des techniques, et des rôles attribués aux différents intervenants dans ce processus. Creative Problem Solving (résolution de problèmes par la créativité)[modifier | modifier le code] En 1942, le publicitaire Alex Osborn décrit dans son livre How To Think Up, puis dans Applied Imagination en 1953, le brainstorming (« l’attaque d’un problème dans un style commando ») qui est à l’origine du Creative Problem Solving. Le modèle a évolué : il est parfois décrit en 6 étapes (Creative Education Foudation), parfois en 8 étapes, parfois plus, mais le processus reste le même, les grandes étapes restant identiques, seules les sous-étapes et leur positionnement dans le processus variant parfois. Le Creative Problem Solving est utilisé : Principe et méthode[modifier | modifier le code]
Mind Map: The best apps for mind mapping — The Sweet Setup There are many very good options for mind mapping software to help you capture and organize your ideas, but we think that MindNode is the best for most people because it has a beautiful design, is easy to use, supports very reliable iCloud sync, and there are just enough import/export options to be a really useful tool in almost any workflow. What is a Mind Map, Anyway? A mind map is a diagram that connects information around a central topic or subject. The basic idea is that you start with a central idea and build branches (or “nodes”) around it. Think of it as the right-brained version of a standard outline which is perfect for “radiant thinking,” an idea popularized by Tony Buzan. We really like this definition of a mind map by David Sparks (aka MacSparky): (A mind map is) visually looking at ideas and their connections and relationships with each other. With a mind map, scattered thoughts begin to solidify before my eyes.” Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list. Find Out More…
100 Questions to Help You Write, Publish, and Sell Your Ebook Just a few years ago, if you wanted to be a published author you had to jump through a series of hoops involving literary agents and publishers. Then you faced a seemingly endless wait before your book finally hit the shelves. Boy, how times have changed. Now, if you have access to a computer you can write and publish an ebook and become a published author in a few short weeks. However, a lot of people have set the goal of writing an ebook and yet they can’t seem to get started. If you’re one of these people, it may very well be that all you need is to answer a series of important questions to help get your creative juices flowing. Below you’ll find 100 questions that will help you write, publish, and sell your ebook. Why do you want to write an ebook? Now that you’ve answered these questions, you just might end up with the first draft of your ebook, along with a strategy detailing how you’re going to publish it — and then sell it.
61 Books Nassim Taleb Recommends you Read in his Own Words 1. Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos Solid Book on Interventionism, Should be Mandatory Reading in Foreign Affairs. This is an outstanding book on the side effects of interventionism, written in extremely elegant prose and with maximal clarity. It documents how people find arguments couched in moralistic terms to intervene in complex systems they don’t understand. 2. The real thing. 3. Masterly! 4. A gem: how to go from the abstract to the abstract in a playful way. This book takes us through the formulation of the theorems in “On Landau damping” by Clément Mouhot and Cédric Villani. This is a gem for a singular reason. Landau damping is about something many people are indirectly familiar with. I would have read the book in one sitting. 5. This book in the Latin alphabet makes both Swadaya and Turoyo alive and easy to read, with all manner of real-world expressions. Most excellent, except for very few and small mistakes. 6. 7. 8. Let me repeat. 9.
120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.Embrace ambiguity. Learn to enjoy things like paradoxes and optical illusions.Learn mind mapping.Block one or more senses. Readers’ Contributions Dance! Contribute your own tip! There are many, many ways to keep our brains sharp.
The Industry 4.0 manufacturing revolution Deloitte and Forbes Insights would like to thank the following for sharing their time and expertise: Flemming Besenbacher, chairman of Carlsberg Natasha Buckley, senior manager, Deloitte Center for Integrated Research Mark Cotteleer, managing director, Deloitte Center for Integrated Research Harold Goddijn, chief executive officer and cofounder, TomTom Mindy Grossman, president and chief executive officer, WW International, Inc. André Hoffmann, vice chairman, Roche Holding Ltd., and chairman, Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society Advisory Board Yoky Matsuoka, chief technology officer, Nest Labs Timothy Murphy, senior manager, Deloitte Center for Integrated Research Bert Nappier, president, FedEx Europe Tiffany Schleeter, Data Science Team, Research and Insights, Deloitte LLP Caryn Seidman-Becker, chairman and chief executive officer, CLEAR Brenna Sniderman, senior manager, Deloitte Center for Integrated Research Qian Xiangyang, chief executive officer, SAGW Cover image by: Livia Cives
Personal Goal Setting - Goal Setting Tools from MindTools Planning to Live Your Life Your Way Learn how to set effective personal goals. Many people feel as if they're adrift in the world. A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven't spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven't set themselves formal goals. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. Why Set Goals? Top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields all set goals. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you'll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. Starting to Set Personal Goals You set your goals on a number of levels: This is why we start the process of setting goals by looking at your lifetime goals. Tip: Staying on Course Tip 1:
The Crucial Thinking Skill Nobody Ever Taught You – The Mission How Great Thinkers Shatter the Status Quo The German mathematician Carl Jacobi made a number of important contributions to different scientific fields during his career. In particular, he was known for his ability to solve hard problems by following a strategy of man muss immer umkehren or, loosely translated, “invert, always invert.” Jacobi believed that one of the best ways to clarify your thinking was to restate math problems in inverse form. Inversion is a powerful thinking tool because it puts a spotlight on errors and roadblocks that are not obvious at first glance. Great thinkers, icons, and innovators think forward and backward. Great thinkers, icons, and innovators think forward and backward. Art provides a good example. Nirvana turned the conventions of mainstream rock and pop music completely upside down. Inversion is often at the core of great art. Great art breaks the previous rules. This strategy works equally well for other creative pursuits like writing. Project Management