How to Challenge Your Own Mental Models

Living in a foreign country is awesome. Every day there are situations that challenge your way of thinking. Every day something new and surprising can happen. There are always opportunities for learning. The question is just: do you make use of that? Answer that question to yourself – honestly. I will be frank – I don’t always make use of…

How System-Thinking Can Help Us To Fulfill Our Corporate Vision

Today we are going to discuss how systems thinking can help us in terms of fulfilling our corporate vision. To do that, let’s look at a model developed by Peter M. Senge. He actually uses it in the context of an individual vision, but it can easily be used for a corporate vision as well. Peter discusses how every phase…

Think the Asian Way!

Imagine a Chinese student applying to study in the U.S. One requirement is a certain score on an IQ test. In one question he is asked to look at three objects – panda, monkey, banana – and determine which two belong together. Which one would you choose? If you are from the West, you probably thought: “Easy! The panda and…