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Outthink

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Thinking, like fire, happens when certain things are present. This is a short intro into how social smarter cognitive systems can help us think...and solve problems

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Outthink

  1. 1. outthink
  2. 2. “All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think.” Thomas J. Watson
  3. 3. “All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, Because thiinking is such hard work.” Thomas J. Watson
  4. 4. “Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” Betrand Russell
  5. 5. Fire
  6. 6. It takes 3 things to be present and to work together to produce fire. Oxygen, Heat, Fuel Thinking and Thinking Organizations require A similar set of conditions
  7. 7. There needs to be an Atmosphere There needs to be room to breathe and permission to experiment… and possibly fail.
  8. 8. “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” Sir Ken Robinson
  9. 9. To think, you need Heat. This can come in the form of curiosity, a specific challenge. Even passion can supply the heat to get one thinking.
  10. 10. “Most of us don’t listen with the intent to understand. We listen with the intent to reply” Steven Covey
  11. 11. Thinking requires fuel to have it engage and keep going. This comes in the person of other thinkers who share their insights and thoughts. And in a world of expanding data and information, cognitive systems like Watson can provide the clear view of data that will add the necessary fuel for thinking individuals and organizations.
  12. 12. “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” Bill Nye
  13. 13. Social supplies the experimental and discovery based Atmosphere A focus on working Smarter issues the challenge and aids in the curiosity required to Heat the thought process. And Cognitive and Social systems help fuel the process by providing a rich source of other ideas and data. This is available today. Social Smarter Cognitive Business is Here. Check out ibm.com/outthink and ibm.com/social to get you thinking.

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