Rapid Change Requires Rapid Thinking

“Current problems cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein

It’s been estimated that 2 trillion pieces of critical information are created each year - everything from photographs to songs, formal documents to email. It’s also estimated that in the US, knowledge workers spend 30% of their time looking for this important information.


Make Time Work for You

Where does time go when we lose track of it? You know, when we sit down “for a couple of minutes” and get so absorbed that when we glance up, an hour - or more - has passed without our noticing? And who puts on the brakes when time drags in the face of a mountain of postponed paperwork? The minutes don’t speed up or slow down, but we get the feeling they do.


InnoCentive Pioneer in crowdsourced innovation. Seeker organizations post challenges and offer recognition and rewards to Solvers with the best solutions. If you love complex problem solving, try applying your talents to multiple challenges.

DesignNonlinear Thinking at Work

Furniture that mimics nature

Award winning furniture designer Robert van Embricqs is curious about plants, bone structure and movement which inspire creations that mimic nature. His furniture is designed from a single piece of bamboo and rises to a piece that combines functionality and aesthetics. His “rising chair” resembles an unfolding blossom.

Nonlinear Thinking at PlayVideo

Check out the Rube Goldberg technique to Pass the Salt

Rube Goldberg was a true NL - engineer, sculptor, inventor, author and cartoonist. In his cartoons, he used gadgets to accomplish basic tasks in convoluted chain-reaction ways. Kinetic artist Joseph Herscher leverages his own nonlinear thinking to design a creative chain-reaction process to carry out a fairly linear way to “Pass the Salt”.

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