The connection between our hands and brain activity is well documented. The use of hands has been critical to human development through enabling activities such as hunting, building, crafting and many other things we take for granted these days. In fact, much of the brain’s development has occurred because of the way we have evolved [...]
New ideas and principles don’t usually have an existing frame of reference for us to ‘get’ immediately. But if we can explore the links between our novel idea and an appropriate metaphor, we can bring a whole new dimension of familiarity and understanding.
I have developed an innovation programme that emulates the stages of [...]
We sometimes get stuck in routine ways of thinking and as insignificant as it seems, the language we use can hinder our escape to fresh thinking. The words and phrases we use often give us an easy ride down our default lines of thinking. The labels of language can even conjure up preconceptions prejudices, which [...]