POPSCI STORY:

The standards by which we judge the year’s greatest innovations are simple. The objects don’t necessarily need to be beautiful (although some, like the all-glass TKTS building in Times Square, certainly are). They don’t have to be eco-friendly (although the packaging made of biodegradable fungus certainly is). They don’t even have to be difficult to build (with all due respect to the telescope designed to find Earth-like planets).

bown-opener-485-2They just have to push past what we thought was possible just twelve months ago.

And the following 100 innovations have all blown us away, beginning with the headliner, our product of the year: something so simple yet so smart, with the ability to improve countless lives.

Please enjoy the full list here on our special Best of What’s New site, arranged by category, each with its own Grand Award Winner and packed with additional videos and photos.

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Here are my two main books, Software For Your Brain and WOMBAT Selling: How to sell by Word of Mouth. There are also some other resources you can use and pass on.

If you wish, you do have my permission to forward this link or the links to any of these resources to your colleagues, associates, employees, sporting organisations, family and schools. There are no fees.

With best wishes for the Holidays 🙂

Michael

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SUMMARY OF cvs2bvs PRESENTATION

• The 59 Second Course in Thinking – “ESCAPE + SEARCH = THINK”
http://www.schoolofthinking.org/how-sot-training/59-second-course-in-thinking/
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BOOKS
First, there are two main books which you can download with my compliments:
• THINK: Software For Your Brain
http://www.schoolofthinking.org/about/cvstobvs-universal-brain-software/

• SELL: WOMBAT Selling
http://www.newsellcoaching.com/the-book/
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ONLINE TRAINING
Second, you can do online training sent to you by daily emails (all pro bono) here:
• THINK: Beyond Critical Thinking
http://www.schoolofthinking.org/

• SELL: WOMBAT Selling by Word of Mouth
http://www.newsellcoaching.com/
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VIDEO
• Michael on Leadership.
http://www.newsellcoaching.com/2008/michael-on-leadership-2/

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INTERVIEWS
• ANTHILL Magazine: Paul Ryan reports …
http://anthillonline.com/michael-hewitt-gleeson/

• Germany: Michael interviewed by Florian Rustler …
http://www.schoolofthinking.org/2008/germany-michael-interview-with-florian-rustler/

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ARTICLES
• Strategic Thinking: Most business leaders spend their time and energy on solving the wrong problem.
http://www.schoolofthinking.org/how-sot-training/think-darwin/

• Beyond the Abyss: We are living in exponential times!
Did you hear, for example, that:
• China will soon become the #1 English speaking country in the world
• 25% of India’s population with the highest IQ is greater than the total US population.
• The top ten in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004.
http://www.newsellcoaching.com/2008/we-are-living-in-exponential-times/

• Is it true?: How to use Greyscale Thinking.
In our exploding world of cybermedia with peer2peer messaging at the speed of light, I believe that the global epidemic spread of lies may be one of the most serious challenges facing long-term human survival.
http://www.schoolofthinking.org/about/is-it-true-greyscale-thinking/

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SCHOOLS
• THE CORE SUBJECT: Teaching Thinking in Australian Schools. THE CORE SUBJECT is a national innovation initiative to focus attention on:
• the teaching of “thinking skills” and also
• the teaching of “teaching thinking skills” in Australian schools.
• the CORE SUBJECT is also a pro bono service offered to any educational institution in Australia. Any school, college, university, TAFE or educational institution may qualify for membership in the National Brain Training Engine.
http://www.schoolofthinking.org/about/sot-in-schools/

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World thinking is the thinking of ALL the people in the world.

There are many different and parallel worlds.

There is the cosmos. The natural universal world.

There is the world on Earth. The 1.8 million species of the animal world. The world of plants. There is the human world. There is the world of your family, your school, your gang, your sports club, your partner, your enemy, your nation and the street where you live.

And most poignant and immediate of all, there is the cognos, the world of thinking inside your head!


One of the world’s most authentic examples of world thinking is the Gallup World Poll.

The late Professor George Gallup founded the Gallup Poll at Princeton, New Jersey, which became the world’s first system to objectively and scientifically measure public and customer opinion. He was also the inventor of market research and the ultimate saviour of the customer.

In one of the most dramatic psychology experiments ever conducted, Professor Stanley Milgram proved that I would torture you and that you would torture me if we were directed to do so by a recognised authority.

This was the famous experiment called the Milgram Experiment.

Hard to believe? Well they’ve done it again …

BBC News:
Decades after a notorious experiment, scientists have found test subjects are still willing to inflict pain on others – if told to by an authority figure. US researchers repeated the famous “Milgram test”, with volunteers told to deliver electrical shocks to another volunteer – played by an actor.

Even after faked screams of pain, 70% were prepared to increase the voltage, the American Psychology study found. Both may help explain why apparently ordinary people can commit atrocities.

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E+S=T

(PIC: Michael teaching E+S=T to a business group in Shanghai in May 2008)

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THE 59 SECOND COURSE IN THINKING

In any situation, thinking involves two basic processes:

escaping from your current view of the situation, and

searching for a much better view of the situation.

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ESCAPE + SEARCH = THINK

The Current View of the Situation (cvs)
can never be equal to
the Better View of the Situation (bvs)

(cvs≠bvs)

Escape from your cvs
and search for a bvs!

(cvs2bvs)

You can search for a bvs that is
ten times better than your cvs.

(cvs X10 = bvs)

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