And the question seems to concern everybody, all over the world. A sort of perceptual Tsunami, if you will! Everyone…
Realism always pretends to be wise and lucid. But it is often simply blind. And not always wise.
As a saying goes: “Wisdom comes with age. But sometimes age comes alone.”
So, whatever your age is, remember that “reality” is a story we ourselves. Whether you are a Leader, a mother or a father, a brother, if you want to build a No-Mad world, it is now key to get out of the prison of the “Realism Blind Spot” and move to “Potentiality Springboard.”
It is a secret for no one that our current world is going M.A.D.!
More exactly, the way we live on this planet is leading us to Mutually Assured Destruction.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and depressed by this situation. What we propose is something else: a place of Hope, Wisdom, Imagination and Desire to build a NO-MAD World based on Mutually Assured Development.
We hope our map will help you to make wise choices and beneficial changes on how to move from MAD to NO-Mad land.
In recent decades, has emerged a shared assumption of “smartness”. Organisations are supposed to be “smart”: to encourage sophisticated thinking, learning and inquiry, in-depth questioning, radical challenge of routines. But in real life, many effective organizational practices are far from encouraging “smartness”. Discover how you can benefit from people who encourage others to think different: Rebels.
We can no longer reorganise the furniture in the same room. We need to reinvent the room. And in more and more instances, the building itself. The unprecedented scope of changes that organisations face requires more than “correcting” measures.
They call for a deep TRANSFORMATION – even a REINVENTION – of approaches. We don’t need more stuff or things to consume. We need to transform our lives. This is a call for deep and transformative Innovation: the kind of innovation which supports the fabric of life, brings solutions to the issues of our time and creates Sustainable Value.
This requires a “Revolution in Minds: the Art of Reperception might be the Key to actively Shaping our Future.
Why are Creative Mindsets and Skillsets more important than ever?
Because the challenges we face will not be solved by the linear, cartesian, analytical thinking we still emphasize. We need true Innovation, i.e. the creation of meaningful new Value – not Things – and this requires much more than toolbox, platitudes, slogans. Leaders and managers need to become thoughtful and mindful “Business Designers”, “Shapers of Context” with the Courage, Flexibility and Imagination needed to challenge conventional wisdom, reshape their mental Maps, master creative Thinking which, in its essence, is about Concepts. And that is the type of thinking needed to navigate between Vision and action and enjoy the fuzziness of our VUCA world.
Good names are “storytellers”: they convey a Universe. They are precious but rare. How do you find good names? Naming is precisely an exercise in “Serious Creativity”, i.e. “the capacity to create Value within well-identified constraints”. Here are examples of Names that show exactly what a good name is about and some steps you can use to try on your side.