Paul Sloane very simply explains Edward De Bono’s Six thinking hats in a small tutorial…
I thought the De Bono’s six thinking hats were a proprietary tool and you can not use it without their permission…
Scott Anthony in an article @Innosight talks about how Boredom can drive Innovation
. Though cleverly titled, the article is meant to share his 15 minutes observation outside a medical shop or the pharmacy to use the right word. His observations are not unique, nothing that you would not know if you live in India, but from an outsider’s perspective there are a couple of information points ( I would dare not call them insights) on how pharmacy retails work in India.
Now the author had these observation while he was getting bored on the road, but I would say you can be observant anytime and anywhere irrespective of your status of boredom. You can be observant while you are very interested in something or someone. Curiosity is more important to be a good observer than anything else. And yes, a neutral out of frame observations give you the best insights into people and situations. Look at the people around you who you would never call Innovative and you would find that they are not as curious and hence not observant.
As they say in creativity circles – Curiosity is the key to creativity and hence can we extend it to Innovation.
Is Jugaad being over hyped and beaten to death…? Now they have coined the term for our Jugaad….Frugal Innovation. I wonder if the terminology actually reflects the width that Jugaad covers and if you can derive a model out of this general term that is used for anything from a simple trick to roundabout dealings with an objective to get the desired output.
Jugaad is a method where the means do not matters, it is only the result that matters, and more often than not the means could be unfair too.