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A Future Perspective on Global Opportunities

Posted in Ambiguity, Perspective, Unlearn Strategy

As the world goes global, the future will belong to those who have the ability to see things from multiple perspectives. To better understand, consider the picture to the right. Do you see a tiger in a jungle or a jungle with a tiger in it? You might say there is no difference between the…


Anamorphosis: Seek New Perspectives and Unlearn

Posted in Ambiguity, Arts, Perspective

To the right is a picture of Hans Holbein’s painting, The Ambassadors. Upon first glance, it doesn’t look like anything terrible special. After further reflection, however, you may notice a strange figure near the bottom center of the painting. You might be surprised to learn that it is a skull. The skull can only be…


Perception: It’s a Male/Female Thing

Posted in Humor, Perspective, The Way We See the Problem

This classic scene from Allie Hall reminds us that there is always more than one way to see the same situation–even if it is just “three times a week”: Interested in some other perspective-change posts? Check out these past posts: Perspective Matters Top to Bottom Leader or Outcast Aging from a New Perspective


Aging: From a New Perspective

Posted in Aging, Perspective, The Way We See the Problem

Millions of middle-aged Americans are part of the “Sandwich Generation”–so-called because they are those individuals who must not only care for their own young and growing children but also their own aging parents. To be sure, it can be a difficult and frustrating burden. One method of dealing with the frustration of this challenge is…


Navel-Gazing Doesn’t Suck

Posted in Behavior, Perspective, Wisdom

The phrase “navel-gazing” has, at least in today’s western culture, come to refer to self-absorbed pursuits. This is ironic because if you really do contemplate your belly-button you’re likely to be reminded that you were once physically connected to another human being. This reminder of our “connectedness” is a far cry from self-absorption. After our…


Unlearning & the Future of Food

Posted in Agriculture, Ask a New Question, Blog, Change, Creativity, Food, Health Care, Innovation, Perspective, Retail, Senses, TED

What if we could end childhood diabetes, fight world poverty and engage in a more sustainable form of agriculture just by tricking our taste buds? Sounds farfetched–if not impossible–doesn’t it? After watching this insightful TEDx talk by Homaru Canto and Ben Roche, two innovative chefs from Chicago, I think you might have a more open…


Unlearning Lesson #14

Posted in Perspective, Unlearning Lesson

Unlearning Lesson #14: The Grass Isn’t Greener on the Other Side “He who hesitates because he feels inferior is being surpassed by those who are busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” –Henry Link Question #14: Are there more words that begin with the letter “K” or which have “K” as their third letter? With words…



Portraying Heroes

Posted in Arts, Behavior, Beliefs, Metaphor, Perspective

This past spring I had the pleasure of visiting Paris with my family. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the Rodin Museum. To my surprise, I came away enjoying Rodin’s “Burghers of Calais” far more than his most famous piece “The Thinker.” When Rodin created the piece for the city…


Draw Your Answer, Please

Posted in Ask a New Question, Design, Human Resources, One minute unlearning, Perspective, Questions, The Way We See the Problem

“Answer a question you wish we’d asked.” This is a question Harvard University now regularly asks its MBA applicants. It’s an insightful question and, if you use it, it may help you unlearn because its open-ended nature embraces the very distinct possibility that you will be exposed to insights and ideas that might never have…


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