Thinking Experiment – What are you addicted to?

Johann Hari explores an interesting hypothesis – What if everything we thought about addiction is wrong? He considers why current methods of treating our addictions, whether it is cocaine, alcohol, shopping or smart phones, might need a serious rethink!

 

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Thinking Bigger

Tim Brown is CEO and president of IDEO. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking and innovation to businesspeople and designers around the world. Here he encourages us to think bigger and consider how opposing ideas and opposing constraints can lead to new thinking, products and solutions.

Re Imagine Work

Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, re imagines the world of work.

In this animation he presents a thought provoking view about the notion of flexible working. He considers if the office is fit for purpose and explores what might be possible if more organisations encouraged a truly open, collaborative and flexible working culture.

Do you need to give thought to where is the best place for you to work, in order to achieve the outcomes you’re charged with delivering?

What if money was no object?

Although we do not subscribe to the populist view – “Do what you love to do and the money will come.” The question “What if money was no object, what would you do?” has been interesting to explore. Applying the question to whether we want to accept a project or client brief, as well as to our lives, has stimulated the team at Sage Blue to revisit and refresh our ‘do we want it, can we win it’ business development criteria.

We are in agreement with the narrator – it seems stupid to spend huge amounts of time doing stuff you really don’t like. We’ve stopped playing that game! Hope this video makes a similar impression on you.

Build A Tower, Build A Team

The Marshmallow Challenge is a fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity. In our experience of leading experiential management challenges, certain groups of corporate employees typically do better than others! These secrets can be found in Tom Wujec’s TED talk

Interested in running this as a team build? Instructions can be found at: http://www.marshmallowchallenge.com