BBC Friday 15 February 2013 – “Think Club” – with Bill Ruddick

This BBC Friday our own Bill Ruddick will introduce a new BBC venture: “Think Club” – Thinking For Business

ID-10053095Many books are published today about thinking and how the brain works, but give no hands on experience in THINKING. One book title in particular says it well: “Think! Before It Is Too Late” – by Edward de Bono (

Colleges tend not to offer a “Thinking Course,” other than the standard “intro to logic and language.” Consider, on the other hand, multiple ways of thinking and viewing things – i.e. 10 major ways – which also leads to problem solving. Much of thinking is problem solving.  Perception is the key to successful thinking and resultant decisions and actions. Key perception factors are critical. Harvard University notes, 90% of project failures are due to inaccurate perception.

The Thinking Club looks at a hands-on approach: mental positions you can easily utilizing in thinking, and how you apply them in thinking, problem solving, and decision making. There are simple approaches that we can use to improve our thinking, as well as the way we look at things. The Club or Group process has a typically fortuitous size of 6 people, each taking different thinking points-of-view, 6 hats or ways of viewing things are used by participants. And the exercise can be a lot of fun and is great for team building — IBM, J.P. Morgan, Siemens, and others corporations use the Think Club model.

Einstein said If you change the way you look at things you change what they are. (Variations, attributed to Einstein: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” “The only way to conquer a problem is to grow bigger than the problem. You must become a ‘bigger’ person. You must change the way you perceive things.” “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”)

Think About It.

So invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting BBC event — and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 BBC “Think Club” –  with Bill Ruddick
8:45-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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