Traditional Thinking v Design Thinking

Traditional Thinking v Design Thinking

Why are some endeavours not only too afraid to step away from Traditional Thinking’s limitations, but also dismissive of anything suggesting a Design Thinking approach? While rejecting the unconventional is easy, safe and “the way it’s always been”, does Traditional Thinking disregard (at its peril) 

Don’t open books to see only the words being sought

Don’t open books to see only the words being sought

There is wisdom and obligation in never judging a book by its cover. And yet, the foolishness of opening a book to see only the words being sought is perhaps a more harmful mindset that requires its own idiom. Don’t open books to see only 

Economic recovery values voluntary and unpaid work

Economic recovery values voluntary and unpaid work

To thrive after COVID-19, the economic value in charities, non-profits and countless unpaid workers — many of whom experience gender inequality — must be a recognised factor. An unsalaried workforce often covers government provision shortfalls, presenting volunteers’ priceless gift as a stark contrast with society’s 

Success overturns commercial norms

Success overturns commercial norms

Since exploiting opportunity requires balancing priorities, exciting, dynamic and thriving enterprises overturn commercial norms. Destabilising the equilibrium is easy, rewarding or lucrative. Gut instinct plays decision-maker. Some opportunities tick every checkbox, yet gut instinct rejects them. Conversely, forward-thinkers embrace other dire-looking opportunities that offer gut 

Complacent thinking about future crises

Complacent thinking about future crises

Imagine living on a planet that is given the opportunity to survive, a place in which everybody considers everyone else’s wellbeing. Imagine public interest reaching beyond personal vanity’s blinkers. Imagine concern for distant events that may, in due course, threaten individual liberty. And then: imagine