Mental Floss 2

        The answer to last week's mental floss problem: Q: There is a cabin on the top of a mountain. Inside the cabin are four dead people. All of the cabin doors are locked from the inside. What might have happened?... Read More
August 18, 2017Frank Connolly



Mental Floss 1

              Time for a lateral thinking challenge! Often it's beneficial to temporarily remove our thoughts from the day-to-day grind and give our brains some brief respite. Like teeth, the brain requires a bit of flossing every now and then. Every time ... Read More
August 14, 2017Frank Connolly


                  Don't get upset, but if you are like me and most people on the planet ... You are not that rational. Like it or not, we are emotional beings plagued with unconscious biases and we make our decisions based ... Read More
March 2, 2017Frank Connolly


        We are excited to announce we will be conducting a Six Thinking Hats Public Workshop in Melbourne next month on behalf of Chalmers International, the official deBono Training Distributors for Australia and New Zealand. The Six thinking Hats are a marquee organisational development tool. It is a comprehensive methodology that ... Read More
February 7, 2017Frank Connolly


  Do you need to see new possibilities going forward? Does your organisation need new ideas to take best advantage of your opportunities? Do you need to become "unstuck"? If so train your staff to think laterally. This ... Read More
November 4, 2015Frank Connolly


Is your business stuck with issues that are blocking your progress? Is non-stop problem solving blocking you from exploring current and future opportunities? What can you do to address the blockages? Contact ... Read More
April 8, 2015Frank Connolly


Do you keep hitting brick walls with issues that just won't go away? Try thinking differently to see them from new perspectives. If we move our focus from only trying to fix our problems to fixing the ways ... Read More
February 15, 2015Frank Connolly


Our society is increasingly focusing its attention on areas that it is directed to do so by the mainstream media. Despite the proliferation of social media and a dramatically increased access to alternate information sources, society is being increasingly homogenised because we quite obligingly look and ... Read More
February 16, 2014Frank Connolly


"Practical Innovation" Wednesday April 16 How to move from talking, to Doing Innovation? Organisations are attempting to do more with less in a sustainable way, while still needing to improve service delivery and profit. A tough ask, even ... Read More
February 3, 2014Frank Connolly


Doing business in Government is getting tougher ... The world is fast becoming interconnected, more uncertain and increasingly complex in ways previously unimagined. Coupled with the demand to consistently do more with less, the challenge dramatically increases. We know that the ... Read More
October 24, 2013Frank Connolly


We tend to anthropomorphise some creatures, particularly whales and dolphins given that their jaw shape lends itself to an interpretation of having human-like smiles. In the picture above we'd all love to imagine ... Read More
October 5, 2013Frank Connolly


I recently completed a presentation for the eclectic Cynefin Meetup Group and discussed the need for experimentation when the way forward is not clear. All too often when organisations struggle with issues that ... Read More
May 24, 2013Frank Connolly


Think Quick has just released its new A3 brochure. Organisations that would like to receive copies of the brochure can contact us here and leave your contact ... Read More
September 5, 2012Frank Connolly


As another AFL season is almost upon us and I wanted to think about some of the questionable thinking that the football clubs and associated media trot out every year but are never taken to task over. The first is expressed by a number of clubs not wishing ... Read More
September 4, 2012Frank Connolly


One of the great difficulties in getting people to understand the absolute necessity for creativity and lateral thinking is that all good lateral solutions will appear logical in hindsight. So, if the solution is logical we don't need ... Read More
July 15, 2011Frank Connolly


The most common mistakes we make in our thinking are in the way we perceive the world around us. By and large our logic is quite sound but two people can look at ... Read More
December 23, 2010Frank Connolly