The Power of Visualization Thinking
March 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0£10
Perhaps one of the most dangerous thoughts we have is that we are thinking. For example we have sophisticated methods of analysis, professional expertise and copious production of words and data. And this is now globally stored and accessible. But there is a trap summed up by the satirical statement “I Google therefore I am”.
So society tends to get polarised between believing we know what to do and rejecting all thought as spurious. Both are confused. Our human apparatus is capable of much deeper and more relevant capacities. So what is deeper thinking?
In this talk I will endeavour to share some insights into the role of directed visualization in which the capacity of ‘the mind’s eye’ to imagine can be harnessed to problem solving and strategic innovation. With these methods it is possible to become a non-trivial; generalist who can link domains together, see their implications for the bigger picture and direct this to changing what we do now in the present moment. However, there is no magic here. Such thinking is hard work but he good news it is not a function of being ‘gifted’ but is open to everyone as a useful skill in everyday life. It is the inner ingredient of participative repatterning.