habit zero #007

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the challenge   The challenge for today is based on the Traffic Light Prism — a Prism adding a constraint we must address when searching for or creating an Insight. So today I am looking for three Insights — each of them with one traffic light color playing a significant role. And all Insights should be inspired by the Pause Seed.

habit zero #002

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the challenge   It’s 6AM and the challenge I got today is based on the Technicolor Prism. The guidelines are simple: I should capture an Insight based on the color of the Seed card while ignoring its text. That’s not the default play-mode with seempli, and that’s exactly why this is going to be interesting. In a sense, focusing on the color activates different areas in the brain than focusing on the text. The Seed randomly selected along with the Prism is the Tension Seed, but that’s beside the point. It is its orange color that I should focus on…

140 Characters (give or take a few)

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A few months ago something happened that caused an earthquake in the virtual social platforms world. Debates, discussions, protest… You name it. No matter which side you took, one thing was clear: the world will never be the same. The event, as you might guess, was Twitter’s announcement that the 140 characters limit is going to be replaced with a 280 character limit. I won’t even try to guess why such change got so much attention and involvement while there are gazillions of more urgent issues we can invest time in. But I would like to use this opportunity to share my view (despite the other gazillions of more pressing issues)… Not specifically on the number of characters debate but more on the essence of this arbitrary limitation. We are living in a world flooded with information. Some of it is important. Most of it is not. With the boom of social networks, it seems like the amount of data we are exposed to is being increased exponentially, and unlike before, today we get most of this information in push mode. It’s harder to be selective. From a different perspective, it is so easy (too easy?) to share content nowadays. … Read More

To Infinity and Beyond

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Until a few years ago, whenever I’ve heard a statement like “anything is possible,” or “the sky is the limit,” or something along these lines, I felt uncomfortable. Of course, many things are possible. Of course, theoretically, the sky is the limit. But what does that have to do with the concrete problem I should solve now, with these specific constraints which block so many theoretically possible solutions? How can someone seriously claim the sky is the limit when my problem seems to be closed in a few square meters with a concrete ceiling just above head level? Such statements seemed to me mocking, condescending, or just naive. But of course, it all comes down to how you interpret such statements and, more importantly, what you are going to do with them. Here are three aspects in which adopting such “an infinity mindset” is not only far from being naive – it could even help us find a creative solution.