Monday, July 31, 2017

The Monthly “Thinkingaire” Book Tuning: Can you Discover the "Blue Ocean" in your Mind July, 2017

Thinking diffeently, thinking broadly, thinking profoundly, to explore the "Blue Ocean" in your mind!

With the increasing speed of change in the hyperconnected digital ecosystem, some industrial mindsets with “status quo” types of thinking, authoritarian attitude, and bureaucratic decision-maker, are outdated, turn to be a "dragger" of the business innovation and a laggard of the digital paradigm shift. More specifically, what are the perception gaps to become the very obstacles for digital transformation and how to close them to embrace digital thinking styles?

 Can you Discover the "Blue Ocean" in your Mind  

Can You Explore the “Blue Ocean” in Your Mind? Our mind is a complex system of complex systems and many of them are very difficult to understand and grasp. Like the blue ocean, often hard to predict, but full of treasures and mysteries. The thoughts piled with thoughts also like the waves cascaded with waves to push forward on the sea. On a bigger scale, there is the thought that we are creating our experience moment to moment, bringing our reality into existence as we go, just like those thinking rivers and thought streams merging into the sea. It evolves all sort of thought processes and creates strong brainstorms. The point is that, as the digital professional today, can you explore the blue ocean in your mind?

Three Cognitive Fitness to Advance Digital Transformation? Being digital fit starts with mind fit. Being a digital professional means information savvy, innovativeness, advancement, and consistency. It’s more about the consistent image you deliver about being who you are or the mentality you have in or out of working hours. It is the convergence of your professional development and digital footprint. It becomes a life attitude. Here are three types of cognitive fitness to advance digital transformation.

What is the Human Mind? The "mind" is traditionally referring to consciousness or awareness.The mind is created by brain activity. The mind is the music, the brain is the composer, the orchestra of the trillion nerve cells and neuronal connections as well as the electrical impulses and chemical messengers make it possible for one neural network to connect with another. We have to understand more deeply about our own mind, what’re the correlation between the brain and the mind, what’re the thinking processes? Analogically, the brain is the hardware and the mind is the software with the totality in action, so the brain with the mind is the hardware plus software.

What is Real Thinking Thinking is all of it, the process of being individual and human - it's the inquiry that all of us are engaged in - who am I, what am I doing here, what is life? Many say thought to the mind is like music to pianos. Thoughts come into our minds all the time; sometimes from higher consciousness and other times from the ego. However, we can stop ourselves from getting hooked on and thinking about the thoughts seriously. So what is the real thinking? Is it about flow or about value? About imagination or about meaning? About decision making or about problem-solving?

A Contextual Mind: Context is the Chain of Association Some say, content is the queen, and context is the king. Context is “the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect: You have misinterpreted my remark because you took it out of context. The set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.” ( So, it is about the context that gives something meaningful but isn't a context bound, aren't you limited by a particular perspective? Does the dime stop being a dime despite its many uses or do its meanings accumulate with each fresh perspective of the thinking perceiver? Would it be appropriate to summarize by saying that context aids us in understanding what's relevant and what's not?

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2 million page views with about 3900+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes the time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify your voice, deepen your digital footprints, and match your way for human progression.

Thinkingaire" Book Chapter 12 Mind vs. Mind Introduction
Thinkingaire" Book Conclusion


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