Articles Posted in the Thinking Category

  • The mind wanders but it can go home again

    Much has been written about the wandering mind, essentially concluding that it drives creativity, innovation and nice cars. In some definitions it is synonymous with zoning or spacing out, absentmindedness, or daydreaming. As everyone should…

  • Are You Thinking Outside the Bottle or Inside the Bottle?

    Try thinking of a single-sided figure. After some thought you might arrive at a sphere. Well there are others and they will open your mind. Take a look at a Mobius band. You can make this…

  • There is such a thing as digital clutter

    Time was when clutter referred to tangible things that gathered actual dust in homes, offices, cars and storage lockers as the case may be. But for all who believe that the digital age is a…

  • It’s all about the drudgery

    If you dream of being a rock star, motivation experts believe it’s all in your hands whether your dreams materialize or just fizzle into thin air. This is true whatever you may dream of. The…

  • Nobel and Ig nobel

    Many know the Nobel Prize but few can be called on to describe the Ig nobel prize, which could very well be the party-animal, younger brother to the Nobel. Ig nobel prizes are expected to…

  • We don’t learn from mistakes

    “Mistakes are stepping stones to success,” said a certain Charles E Popplestone. And while it isn’t clear who Charles E Popplestone might be, it seems his up-by-your-bootstraps, motivational quotes are rather popular. By extension, quotations…

  • 99%

    “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” — Thomas Edison At 99%, Behance‘s think tank, we focus on what happens after inspiration—researching the forces that truly push ideas forward. Our profiles of proven idea makers,…

  • Are macho men better for the economy?

    Time was when Japanese men had a penchant for strong drinks and weak women. Time was, when men from many countries had this penchant. In Japan there was a time when companies would hire a “salaryman” for life and he would be guaranteed a white collar job and a middle class lifestyle to support his wife and child. Then came the Women’s Movement and economic downturns of various types and suddenly the salaryman is no more. Now Japanese businesses are deeply concerned about the new generation of men who are kinder and gentler loners. Some speculate the trend might come to America.

  • How high is your ceiling?

    Rooms with higher ceilings encourage more abstract thinking. People feel less constrained and therefore think more freely when in a higher ceilinged room. But don’t get all carried away just yet. Lower ceilings cause the…

  • He acted on his imagination

    Take a plain white tee. No, not the band. The plain white T-shirt. Would you pay $110 for it? Would you pay $55? And you’re sitting there saying, what craziness this? Don’t these come in packs at the discount store? But it’s all about the imagination and the ability of any given person to look at something as mundane as the plain white T-shirt and imagine a world out of – what you do to it. Then acting on your imagination.