The term digital " THINKINGAIRES" we advocate in this book refers to the talented digital leaders and professionals who continue to create new ideas, to practice thought leadership, and to bring the world both content richness and context intelligence. They are the “IMAGINEERS” who can always come up with the fresh perspectives and think differently; they are the “VISIONEERS” who can digest, analyze and synthesize information and knowledge, to visualize the future clearly; they are the ENTREPRENEURS or INTRAPRENEURS who are creative in thinking about the alternative way to do things, and they are the “CHANGE AGENTS” who can create synergies from people, capability and the digital ecosystem that are greater than the sum of their parts. “THINKINGAIRE” is the guidebook to help digital leaders and professionals understand and cultivate digital thinking mindsets to compete for the future.
100 Game-Changing Digital Mindsets
to Compete for the future
The Author of “Digital Master” Book Series (8+
Books & “Future of CIO” Blog
Sub Title: 100 Game-Changing Mindsets to
Compete for the Future
100 Game-Changing Digital Minds to Compete for the Future
Thinkingaires are digital leaders or professionals who
have the full set of high-mature digital minds with
multidimensional digital intelligence.
Chapter 1 “Out of Box” Thinking Minds
“Out-of-Box” is a shortened form,
a metaphor that means to think
differently, unconventionally, or
from a new perspective; it implies
a certain level of creativity and
Chapter 2 Systems Minds
Systems Thinking is to
understand the relationship
between the parts and the
whole; better defining the
problems and how you
should go about solving
them and in what sequence.
Chapter 3 Hybrid Minds
Hybrid Thinking is a set of
integrative thinking processes
we need to solve many of
today’s complex problems.
Chapter 4 Agile Minds
At its core, “agile” is a mindset,
a way of looking at the world
and a way of thinking about
work. And agile minds see the
world through the lens of 3
“I”s: Interaction, Improvement
Chapter 5 Intellectual Mind
Intelligence is the capacity to
understand and apply wisdom
to the knowledge you are
exposed to. Intelligence is the
word we use to describe the
Chapter 6 Highly Emotional Intelligent Minds
A high EQ mind maintains
its composure whatever the
situation, whether it is
being glorified or vilified.
Chapter 7 Paradoxical Minds
The paradox is a situation, person,
or thing that combines contradictory
features or qualities. The paradox is
the result of two opposing truths
existing side by side, which can be
both right. The paradox is also like
the two sides of the coin, they are
not just opposite, but also
complementary, to make it a whole.
Chapter 8 Progressive Minds
Progress represents change. Without
change, one cannot even stagnate; she
or he will be on a backward journey.
Progress itself is change, whether it
comes from individual or group efforts
or is induced by environmental and
cultural, tangible or intangible forces.
Chapter 9 Metaphorical Minds
Psychologically, creative, metaphorical
and poetic impulses and language
congeal over time into systems of
thought that take on a quality of being
permanently true, through being
institutionalized, systematized, and
Chapter 10 Professional Minds
A professional mind goes beyond
professions, but we can always learn
more about the thought processes
from varying professionals as well. It
takes a decade to grow a tree, and it
takes more than one generation to
shape the right mindset.
Chapter 11 Anti-Digital Minds
Digital Transformation requires
mindshift. In addition to the set
point changing, transformation
requires first shifting mindsets, and
then building new capabilities &
skills, reinforcing and embedding
new practices and reflexes.
Chapter 12 Minds vs. Minds
It’s hard to say when we can
make an ‘apple to apple’
comparison of mind vs. mind.
The truth is that each of us is a
complex blend of contrasts -
positive and negative; intuitive
and logical with imperfect
Be a Thinkingaire!
● The discipline of focus that is
necessary to think profoundly is
certainly difficult for many
people to achieve.
● The mind is an innovation engine
of any human progress, but also
the root cause of almost all