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[or A perfect and topical example of how creativity loves constraints]

The US has been subject to pretty bad press lately. I think one person more than deserves it but it is acutely painful to see the population suffer … With all the attention on Covid-19, a lot of us missed the 50th anniversary on April 11 2020 of one of the most exceptional space missions ever: that of the extraordinary recuperation of Apollo 13 and the 3 men, Fred Haise Jr, Commander James Lovell Jr and John Swigert Jr. …


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Mohamed Hassan at Pixabay

“Wow, that was a good call, Scott. You managed to get agreement so fast!”

Or did he? Did the team agree or did he simply not notice the disagreement?

No body language cues.

No time allowed in the meeting to let everyone share their opinion.

No room for colliding different points of view…

Could it be that online meanings lend themselves to groupthink as opposed to independent thinking and optimal decision making? Worse: once this shut-down is over, might we have to revisit decisions that were made now because of the conditions in which they were made?

Worse: once this shut-down is over, might we have to revisit decisions that were made now because of the conditions in which they were made? …


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Bessi at Pixabay

A few thoughts on creating great spaces for good thinking and for calm in our virtual interactions. Because calm is contagious too.

Despite the worldwide shut-down, there is a lot of noise out there.

My online feed is inundated with people hustling and jostling for attention. This seems to be how many have opted to serve…or cope.

I find myself oscillating between waves of creative and productive energy spurred by limitations and by a determination (pressure?) to make this time count and other moments when I need to shut out the ‘productivity porn’ (1) displayed by others and shut myself away, do my own thing and think…

It occurred to me that this is a time when we badly need to be thinking well. It is also a unique moment when some of us have more time to think. So I got thinking: How can we help others to think well and, while we ride out this storm, how can we do this in a virtually? …

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