Interrogating what’s going on inside our own minds doesn’t seem like it should be a difficult task. But by trying to shine a light on those thoughts, we’re disturbing the very thing we want to measure in the first place. Or as American philosopher William James put it inContinue Reading

Follow me to Pormpuraaw, a small Aboriginal community on the western edge of Cape York, in northern Australia. I came here because of the way the locals, the Kuuk Thaayorre, talk about space. Instead of words like “right,” “left,” “forward,” and “back,” which, as commonly used in English, define spaceContinue Reading …define magical thinking simply as any non-science based explanation for an event or experience. There are three important points to note about this definition. First, it does not say that a belief is magical merely because it violates an established scientific principle. After all, quantum mechanics did that whenContinue Reading You can use Six Thinking Hats in meetings or on your own. In meetings, it has the benefit of preventing any confrontation that may happen when people with different thinking styles discuss a problem, because every perspective is valid. Each “Thinking Hat” is a different style of thinking. TheseContinue Reading