Six Thinking Hats = the Life of a Data Scientist

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Debleena Roy posted a real world example of how the Six Thinking Hats help make her successful in the Data Scientist world. See the correlation between the Six Thinking Hats and the needs of a data scientist.

  1. White Hat
  1. de Bono: Calls for information
  2. Data Scientist Needs: Data, just data
  • Blue Hat
    1. de Bono: Manage the thinking process
    2. Data Scientist Needs: Generate ...
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    Infusing Innovative Thinking Into Six Sigma!

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    Did any of you read the article by Don Peppers on Six Sigma? Peppers did a great job bringing to light the lack of innovation tools in the Six Sigma process. The Six Sigma process was designed to plan, predict, document, adjust, and improve the current work process. For this purpose, Six Sigma is a great tool ...

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    Mind Puzzle Answer

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    Did you solve last Friday’s mind puzzle?

    The answer:
    – Place the horses back to back.
    – Have the riders piece positioned horizontally.
    – Place the puzzle piece on top of the horses.

    Now that you have the answer, give this puzzle to your co-workers and see how long it takes them to solve the puzzle. Do they have creative minds?

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    Mind Puzzle

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    Get your creative juices flowing with this mind puzzle! Cut out the three images below. Without cutting or tearing any of the pieces, put the jockeys on the horses.

    How long did it take you to figure out the puzzle? For fun, have your colleagues test this out too!

    Can’t figure out how the puzzle fits together? Contact us or wait until next Friday to find out!

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    Forbes has a nice interview with Tina Seelig, author of the new book inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity. I haven’t read the book (though it’s on my list), but the interview is worth a read.

    Particularly intriguing is the fact that Seelig is a neuroscientist, so she approaches creativity from a very different perspective than most writers and thinkers. In the interview, Seelig states that creativity is both a natural characteristic and a learned skill, rather like musical ...

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    How to Be Creative

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    Jonah Lehrer’s article, How to Be Creative, is spot-on. Whilst the media likes to lionize so-called “creative types,” the fact remains that creativity does not reside our genes. Rather, as Lehrer correctly observes, it is a skill that can be learned and developed like any other.

    Regular readers of this blog will know that Lateral Thinking, invented by Dr. Edward de Bono, provides a set of techniques for spurring innovation. Moreover, anybody can learn these techniques with great success.

    In this ...

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    The Bias Against Creativity

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    Corporate creativity is a hot topic, and innovation determines whether a company lives or dies. So why do people reject creative ideas?

    Jennifer Mueller, Shimul Melwani, and Jack Goncalo have a theory. In their new paper, The Bias Against Creativity: Why People Desire But Reject Creative Ideas, they explore the idea of covert biases, and they find that uncertainty produces a subconscious hostility towards creativity.

    To quote the authors, “Because there is such a strong social norm to endorse creativity and ...

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