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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Brain Science in Plain English

BrainConnection

http://www.brainconnection.com/topics/?main=fa/mind-two

A detailed resource for current and past material on how the brain works....

The way cybernectics or AI or Neural networks researchers perceives may not be what it is... From pshychologists and neural science research... A brilliant site!

FLOW - the elements of Joy

FLOW
Hi allElements of Enjoyment!
(From a fantastic book called FLOW!!! by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi )
Flow-the optimal experience
Creativity needs crafting Enjoyment --Elements of Enjoyment - Crafting the Optimal Experience (Flow)
1. The experience usually occurs when we confront tasks we have a chance of completing
2. We must be able to concentrate on what we are doing
3. Task undertaken has Clear goals
4. Provides Immediate Feedback
5. Acts with deep and effortless involvement that removes from awareness the worries and frustrations of everyday life
6. Allow people to exercise a sense of control over the action
7. Sense of self disappears and yet it appears stronger after
8. Sense of duration of time is altered

People who have Enjoyed something have mentioned atleast one of the above 8 elements!!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Red Teams?

RED TEAMS

Organizations/Enterprises - the large ones are prone to destroying innovations before they are born. The CEOs need to create RED TEAMS for creating the business killers - If you dont kill your business - someone else will?

The RED TEAMs - are they feasible in large enterprises?

Dependencies create Complexities

Dependency Structure Matrices (http://www.dsmweb.org)


DSM is an interesting way to structure complexity and hence an aid to innovation and problem solving. Visit this year's workshop and last years as well.

Humour - Must for Innovation

Humour-An essential ingredient of Innovation

How much is humour relevant to inventors, innovators and creativity? It is becoming clear that ability to create humour is the extremely difficult part and in fact a very creative act of human mind. It is essential for Innovation....

Complexification

Problem solving methods have always looked at how to reduce the problem into smaller pieces and then solve the part problems. This has served the science and technology through out the ages. The complexification as a method of solving problems is the other extreme. It may be worth while to look at how more complexification may actually help solve problems...

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