Hack: Everything, and its opposite

This tool is as easy to use as powerful. Opposite Thinking asks you to familiarize with the opposite side of things, to stretch the horizon of possibilities.

The goal of Opposite Thinking: to boost your brainstorming session by solving assumptions and coming up with additional, more creative ideas.

For instance, when designing a chair, you can list the assumptions of a chair (a chair has 4 legs) and think its opposite (no legs) to trigger additional ideas: what if chairs were hanging from the ceiling?

Here some examples of triggers:

  • the opposite: how about no legs at all?
  • 10x more: how about 40 legs?
  • 50%: how about shorter legs?

To get started, you can download our PDF template.

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If you’re reading this text, you’re already many steps ahead of building an organization that embraces Innovation not only strategically, but on a cultural, organizational level. We wrote “52 Hacks for Innovation-driven organizations” to help every single team to embrace Innovation in the daily routine, and to develop a mindset for success.

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