Thinking about How Things Really Work… Some Square Wheels


In the past couple of days, a number of different threads on LinkedIn and in emails have had me post up some reference to Daniel Kahneman’s great book, “Thinking, Fast and Slow.”

Some people were talking about learning and learning styles, while some other threads were around creativity and innovation. One thread of a conversation was about basic neurophysiology where her old dissertation work was on serotonin and the serotonergic mechanisms of brain function where my old dissertation was about the hypothalamus and limbic system systems of reward and noradrenergic mechanisms. but my brain wanders…

Anyway, I had referenced this illustration as an anchor point and something I was using in some of my email signature files:

Square Wheels One Kahneman All There Is

Kahneman talks about perception as a reality for thinking and understanding, and how we have System 1 (fast and simple) as well as System 2 (deeper and more considered) kinds of thinking patterns, and how both are important and necessary for thinking about things. SO, I of course dumb things down into some simple cartoons like the one above! And we think that our Square Wheels tools help generate discussions about issues and opportunities. It is also about implementation of changes and improvements. You can click on the images to read about Innovate & Implement, one of our team building and innovation packages.

Given that this blog is about poems and quips and quotes, I will end it with these two simple ideas about how things work and round wheel possibilities:

Square Wheels One image and poem on performanceSquare Wheels image and TS Eliot Shadow

Get things done and have fun out there!

image of the Square Wheels Guy, Dr. Scott Simmerman

Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant. 

 
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