HOW WE MAKE UP OUR MINDS: Making More & Better Choices

HOW WE MAKE UP OUR MINDS: Making More & Better Choices

by Dr Colin Benjamin

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Overview

Gooroo Scientific Advisor and Global Futurist, Dr Colin Benjamin, OAM FAICD MAASW has worked with neuroscientists, organisational psychologists and other social scientists to produce a book titled How We Make Up Our Minds.

The innovative feature of the book is that unlike other mindware books, it is a practical guide on how we make up our minds for more and better decisions to live more of our lives and be more active.

How We Make Up Our Minds provides background studies into patterns of executive decision-making set out in the recent Gooroo application for a world-first patent on human thinking. This book is designed to help parents, career counsellors, jobseekers and employers to improve increased productivity, solutions and autonomy.

In the words of Jo Moss, an educator, community service leader, youth worker, and career coach, the Gooroo ColourGrid® is “a tool that is designed to help people, help business, help community issues such as unemployment, and empower the job seeker. It develops the participants’ understanding of their journey; their mind journey, and their potential”.

We now appreciate that our brain is like the United Nations, with billions of changes and choices being made every second of the day. There are trillions of points of view, billions of habits of mind, and thousands of frames of reference struggling to get our attention and support.

In October 2017, Gooroo lodged a patent application on the process of human thinking -- securing Gooroo’s globally unique ability to map the decision-making patterns of individuals.

The application of this intellectual property is both significant for organisations that seek to better understand and engage their workforce, and customers to make more and better use of performance domains.

By enabling more and better decisions to live more of our lives and be more active, the strategic workforce planning and intelligent people analytics platform has been influenced by a common set of sixteen mindspaces that have been colour-coded to align with the Six Thinking Hats© and Six Action Shoes of Dr Edward de Bono.

The Gooroo ColourGrid® system links the Hofstede and Trompenaars cultural dimensions with data obtained from two sources: the Australian National Census, and from Roy Morgan Research, an Australian company that has regularly conducted detailed direct consumer marketing research over the past 70 years on social, political and economic trends.

Just as we have learned to apply 3 colours to traffic management, with red indicating danger and green providing safe movement, our mind calls on sixteen globally accessible colours to reduce complexity and construct clear pathways to progress.

The Gooroo patent records this set of sixteen colours as an Advanced Relational Meaning System (ARMS), as part of the Gooroo ColourGrid® Human Thinking Patent.

The patent sets out the fundamentals of the algorithm that tracks and traces people’s ways of sorting through changes and choices in just a few minutes. This provides a sort of mental DNA that helps in the processes of change and choice of living systems.

In a couple of minutes, a small indicative sample is taken for Gooroo analytics to generate your current pattern of thinking. Like a blood test for diabetes, you can complete the survey many times to compare the results.

There are no right or wrong answers, biases or critical analyses, but a quick overall summary is immediately available.

Rapid change, increasing turbulence, and uncertainty in every industry necessitates foundation studies of the accessible links between brain, mind and consciousness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648333302
Publisher: Gooroo
Publication date: 07/02/2018
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Dr. Colin Benjamin OAM, FAICD is an internationally-recognised Australian polymath and futurist, a global leader in research and future trends, Scientific Advisor at Gooroo, Chairman of Cultural Infusion, Director General of 'Life. Be in it.'™ and the creator of strategic thinking tools. Over 40 years of research, Dr. Benjamin has built, tested and refined ColourGrid™, an innovative tool that has been used to inform the strategic direction and culture-change initiatives of many major Australian and international enterprises.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

PREFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Introduction to Our Narrative of Uncertainty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

TERMINOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

ABOUT THE SECTIONS OF THIS BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Section One: Understanding the Talent Mindspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Section Two: The Thinking Behind the Grid’s Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Section Three: The Colours of Our Thinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Section Four: Types, Traits, and Thinking Profi les . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Section Five: Getting to Know Our Mindspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

SECTION ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE MINDSPACE® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Chapter One: The Wardrobe of Our Minds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Chapter Two: The Sixteen Questions for Thought Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

SECTION TWO: THE THINKING BEHIND THE GRID’S DEVELOPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Chapter Three: Matching Talent Potential to Aspiration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Chapter Four: Building MORE!& BETTER Thinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

SECTION THREE: THE COLOURS OF OUR THINKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Chapter Five: de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® & Six Action Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

Chapter Six: Our Six ICE Factors (Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurism) . . . . . . . . . . .142

SECTION FOUR: TYPES, TRAITS AND THINKING PROFILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Chapter Seven: Jung’s Sixteen Personality Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Chapter Eight: Our Sixteen ColourGrid™ Mindspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

SECTION FIVE: GETTING TO KNOW OUR MINDSPACES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

Chapter Nine: Understanding Our Personal Mindspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179

Chapter Ten: The Six Holland Vocational Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

Chapter Eleven: Getting Your Personal Profi le . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197

REFERENCES FOR FURTHER READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

MORAL RIGHTS ASSERTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

ATTRIBUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

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