“The School of Thinking is moving in the right direction in helping our kids to become better thinkers”.
– COACH KEVIN SHEEDY, AFL Legend and 2008 Australian Thinker of the Year.
“You have just given the best keynote address I have ever heard!”
– SIR NINIAN STEPHEN, AK who was Governor-General of Australia at the launch of the School of Thinking in Australia in 1988 in Canberra.
“I applaud the School of Thinking for it’s teaching of scientific thinking and am very happy to receive this award. Science is very exciting. It’s not easy but it’s incredibly exciting. It really grabs you and it doesn’t let you go. It’s a detective story and it’s an adventure story and you never know what’s going to happen next.”
– PROFESSOR JENNY GRAVES is Distinguished Professor of Genetics at La Trobe University here receiving her Australian Thinker of the Year Award in 2007. In 2017 Professor Graves was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, for her pioneering investigations of the genetics of sex.
“I live by the gospel of x10. Most companies would be happy to improve a product by 10 percent. Not me. I expect my employees to create products and services that are 10 times better than the competition. I’m not satisfied with discovering a couple of hidden efficiencies or tweaking code to achieve modest gains. x10 improvement requires rethinking problems entirely, exploring the edges of what’s technically possible, and having a lot more fun in the process”
“Better strategic thinking skills are a top priority for the Army and the School of Thinking’s work in teaching these skills makes a big contribution not only to Australia’s productivity but also to our security.”
– MAJ GEN JIM MOLAN AO DSC (Retired), Best-selling author of Running the War in Iraq.
“I believe the School of Thinking’s work in teaching people how to think may be the most important thing going on in the world today!”
– DR GEORGE GALLUP, Founder of The Gallup Poll at Princeton.
“When I first saw a School of Thinking lesson in action, I was amazed at how something so simple and so much fun could be so quick and effective in developing a person’s ‘thinking muscle’. We all, as individuals, need these thinking skills.”
– DR PAUL B. MACCREADY JR, Inventor of the Gossamer Albatross, father of man-powered flight.
“Michael, you are a friend of the company. I wish I had a management team that really understood the x10 algorithm. It’s the value-added role in the management process. It’s the simplest idea in the world”.