"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I am sure that many readers are familiar with the work of Michael Hewitt-Gleeson from Down Under.

Just in case you don't:

He is the man who created the global School of Thinking curriculum with creativity guru Edward de bono way back in the nineties.

The School of Thinking curriculum is reportedly the largest program in the world for teaching “thinking skills” and teaching “teaching thinking skills”.

More importantly, he is the brain behind the classic, 'Sofware for Your Brain' (originally published in the late eighties) & its principal premise:

cvs TO bvs or cvs2bvs;

In a nut shell, cvs2bvs simply means that the Current View of the Situation (CVS) can never be equal to the Better View of the Situation (BVS).

Or, cvs ≠ bvs;

According to the progenitor, when you understand & practise it consistently, your BVS can be ten times better than your CVS.

cvs X10 = bvs;

I am a fully dedicated supporter of his brilliant ideas. To me, the equation is the hallmark of enhancing your perceptual sensitivity &/or sustaining your sensory acuity: via changing perceptions, multiple perceptions, & fluidity of perception.

[By the way, in the wonderful book, 'Fast Strategy: How Strategic Agility will help you stay ahead of the Game', the two Scandinavian consultants/authors Yves Doz & Mikko Kosonen refer to this phenomenon as "strategic sensitivity".]

Readers can now proceed to this link to download a 200+ page complimentary copy of 'Software for Your Brain' (2004 edition) from the author.

To paraphrase the author, you can Read . . . Enjoy . . . Escape.

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