World WTSP Catalog (TN3A2 Part) Sites Descriptions

World TRIZ Sites Project
Team Code: TN3A2    (Creative Think Method, in English in the world)   
Sites descriptions page

Surveyor:  Toru Nakagawa (OGU)
                 May 16, 2019

Catalog setting:  Toru Nakagawa
                        Jul. 28; Sept. 21, 2019

Posted:  Aug. 4, 2019; Updated:  Sept. 22, 2019


Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Aug. 3, 2019)

This page basically corresponds to the information in the Index page.  
For each site, the description of “About us” are exerted from the site and shown here as a quick alternatinve to the site descriptions. We wish the descriptions of sites to be improved later with the collaboration of many colleagues.


Survey Results:  Team Code: TN3A2 (Creative Think Method, in English in the world)

Toru Nakagawa (OGU) May 16, 2019

Sites evaluated as ◎○□ are shown.


(1)  Evaluation:   ◎  (Most important in the World WTSP Catalogs)


TN3A2-01    ◎  Stanford    Location: USA    Language: en
    Roles: (d1) Universities, (e1) Method developer              SIte search  19  pages

About: What we do:  Our Point of View:  We believe everyone has the capacity to be creative.
Putting design to work:  We build on methods from across the field of design to create learning experiences that help people unlock their creative potential and apply it to the world.  Design can be applied to all kinds of problems. But, just like humans, problems are often messy and complex—and need to be tackled with some serious creative thinking. That’s where our approach comes in. Adding the's tools and methods to a person's skill set often results in a striking transformation. Newfound creative confidence changes how people think about themselves and their ability to have impact in the world.
                                             --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


 (2)  Evaluation:  ○  (Important in the World WTSP Catalogs)
          Evaluation:  ○□    (either ○ or □)


TN3A2-02    〇  Creative Thinking in Literacy and Language Skills     Location: EU    Language: en
     Roles: (d1) Universities, (e1) Method developer           Site search  6 pages

About:  The Creative Thinking in Literacy & Language Skills project brings together the collective expertise of four European organisations.
The project brings together formal theories and principles of creative thinking, informal learning and ICT resources, within a range of accessible and applicable contexts that support teaching and learning within the areas of literacy and foreign language education.
Project Outputs: The project outputs include a set of ‘train the trainer’ guidelines that include the core principles of creative thinking. Through exercise based examples and theories, trainers will become proficient in teaching the principles of creative thinking within the context of learning resource and activity development.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019



TN3A2-03   〇    OI-net (The Open Innovation Network)    Location: EU    Language: en
     Roles: (d5) Research project, (e7) Networking/matching         Site search  25 pages

About:  The European Academic Network for Open Innovation (OI-Net) is designed to facilitate European cooperation on open innovation by outlining and exchanging up-to-date concepts, and good practices in open innovation and open innovation education.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-04   ○  IDEO Design Thinking      Lcation: USA    Language: en
     Roles: (e1) Method developers, (e4) Consultants        Site search  9 pages

About:  About this site:  At IDEO, we’re often asked to share what we know about design thinking. We’ve developed this website in response to that request. Here, we introduce design thinking, how it came to be, how it is being used, and steps and tools for mastering it. You’ll find our particular take on design thinking, as well as the perspectives of others. Everything on this site is free for you to use and share with proper attribution.
(From 2008-2018, was the home of IDEO's design thinking blog, written by our CEO, Tim Brown. You can find that blog here.)
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-05     ○   ASA (The American Science Affiliation)     Location: USA    Language: en
     Roles: (a1) Dedicated for information sending, (h3) Educational organizations      Sie search  511 pages

About:  An important goal of education is helping students learn how to think more effectively.  The pages below will help you, as a learner and/or teacher, improve your skills in Creative Thinking (to generate ideas) and Critical Thinking (to evaluate ideas) and combining these skills into productive Problem-Solving Skills:
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-06   ○  CEF (Creative Education Foundation)    Location: USA    Language: en
     Roles: (e1) Method developers, (e5) Training organizations      Site search  4 pages

About:  A History of CEF:  Founded in 1954, the Creative Education Foundation is the recognized world leader in Applied Imagination. Alex Osborn, an adman and educator, not only founded CEF, but also invented brainstorming and co-founded the ad firm, BBDO. His classic book, Applied Imagination, continues to inspire the work of CEF.    Along with Sidney Parnes, Osborn developed the Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving process. For more than 50 years, CEF has been teaching adults and children in organizations, schools and communities how to use this proven process to develop new ideas, solve problems and implement solutions.

Top page:  The Creative Education Foundation (CEF) is a nonprofit that sparks personal and professional transformation by empowering people with the skill set, tool set, and mind set of deliberate creativity. Our goal is to teach all people to use Creative Problem Solving to develop new ideas, solve problems, and implement solutions. Join us to unlock the creative genius in everyone!
What is Creative Problem Solving (CPS)?:  CPS is a proven method for approaching a problem or a challenge in an imaginative and innovative way. It's a process that helps you redefine the problems and opportunities you face, come up with new, innovative responses and solutions, and then take action. The tools and techniques used make the process fun, engaging, and collaborative. CPS not only helps you create better solutions, it creates a positive experience that helps speed the adoption of new ideas.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-07    ○  Lateral Thinking (Dr. Edward de Bono)     Location: USA    Language: en
      Roles: (e1) Method developers, (e5) Training organizations       Site search  6 pages

About:  Edward de Bono is one of the pioneers of Brain Training. In 1967 he invented the world famous Lateral Thinking technique. He is a proponent of the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He has dedicated his life to help people from around the world improve their thinking abilities and creativity skills. His courses such as Six Thinking Hats Method and thinking tools have been used by top corporations, governments and world leaders but his tools have also been used by school children. His methodologies have been proven to help people of all thinking levels to make smarter decisions, faster. Lean More about the works and ideas of Dr. de Bono click here.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-08   ○  Free Management Library       Location: USA     Language: en
     Roles: (a1) Dedicated for information sending, (e1) Method developers, (g3) Knowledge sharing          Site searche  39 pages

About: The Library provides free, easy-to-access, online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit). Since 1995, the Library has grown to be one of the world's largest well-organized collections of these types of articles and resources.  The Library has gotten up to 1,000,000 visitors (not hits) per month). Many of its topics consistently rank in the top ten results from Google searches.
There are approximately 650 topics in the Library, spanning almost 10,000 links. Each topic has additionally recommended books and related Library topics. The Library is not an ezine site or "content farm".
Are the Library materials curated (evaluated) for inclusion in the Library? Yes.
Index:  How to improve yourself, How to work with others (soft skills), How to work with groups (team skills), How to lead and manage in your organization, How to improve your organization, How to solve complex problems (Internal/external consulting),
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-09    〇?   Creative Thinking in Literacy and Language Skills    Location: EU    Language: en
    Roles:                                                 Site search  6 pages

About:  The Creative Thinking in Literacy & Language Skills project brings together the collective expertise of four European organisations.
The project brings together formal theories and principles of creative thinking, informal learning and ICT resources, within a range of accessible and applicable contexts that support teaching and learning within the areas of literacy and foreign language education.
Project Outputs: The project outputs include a set of ‘train the trainer’ guidelines that include the core principles of creative thinking. Through exercise based examples and theories, trainers will become proficient in teaching the principles of creative thinking within the context of learning resource and activity development.

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                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-10   ○L   Amazon    Location: USA     Language: en
     Roles: (f4) Book sellers                          Site search  52,800 pages

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TN3A2-11    ○□   Better Human (Medium)     Location: USA    Language: en
      Roles: (a2) Public Web sites,  (g3) Knowledge sharing                   Site search  68 pages

About:  Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.

Main article:  A Directory of Advice That Works (by Coach Tony, Apr 5, 2019):  Below are 256 ways to be a Better Human. · One of the goals of the Better Humans publication is to develop a comprehensive collection of well-tested advice for every self-improvement topic. That might take us years, or even decades. For now, here are our best 256+ articles, along with some commentary about how the articles could work for you. I've tried to give my commentary from the perspective of a habit designer. That's my expertise. Big results come from long-term changes. Each of these articles was edited by either myself or Terrie Schweitzer.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


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TN3A2-12   〇□    Location: UK    Language: en
     Roles:                              .          Site search 18 pages

HP of Traditional and Advanced Brainstorming, with useful discussions

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TN3A2-13   〇□     Australian Curriculum      Location:  Australia    Language: en
     Roles: (c2) National organizations, (h3) Educaitonal orgnizations                    Site search  53 pages

About:  The Australian Curriculum sets the expectations for what all young Australians should be taught, regardless of where they live in Australia or their background. ACARA draws on the best national talent and expertise, and consults widely to develop the Australian Curriculum and resources.
In the Australian Curriculum, students develop capability in critical and creative thinking as they learn to generate and evaluate knowledge, clarify concepts and ideas, seek possibilities, consider alternatives and solve problems. Critical and creative thinking involves students thinking broadly and deeply using skills, behaviours and dispositions such as reason, logic, resourcefulness, imagination and innovation in all learning areas at school and in their lives beyond school.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-14    〇□     Skills You Need     Location: UK    Language: en
     Roles: (a1) Dedicated for information sending, (e1) Method developers, (g3) Knowledge sharing        Site search  66 pages

About:  Our aim with Skills You Need is to provide information that will help you, our readers, to develop their skills, and make the most of life.  
Personal skills, Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills, Learning skills, Presentation skills, Writing skills, Numeracy skills, Parenting skills
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-15   〇□    BK101 (Basic Knowledge 101)    Location: ?    Language: en
     Roles: (a1) Dedicated for information sending, (e1) Method developers, (g3) Knowledge sharing       Site search  96 pages

About:  BK101 is a collection of some of the worlds greatest resources of knowledge and information. Even though the research is far from being finished, BK101 is still an extremely valuable resource for valuable knowledge and information. One of the goals of BK101 is to use the knowledge resource to create a complete Education Software that will be self teaching, self directing and self testing, that will include all the educational courses from preschool through high school. The entire school curriculum will run on a laptop computer that has an Artificial Intelligent Teaching Avatar that manages your personal learning schedule and keeps track of your education progress. Students will be able to accurately measure their intelligence so they can confirm how well they understand themselves and the world around them.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-16    〇□    Board of Innovation      Location: ?     Language: en
     Roles: (a1) Dedicated for information sending, (g3) Knowledge sharing, (e2) Software/tool developers,  (e4) Consultants   Site search  26 pages

Top page:  We make corporates innovate/think/work like startups.  We empower corporate teams to innovate and to move faster from concept to market success.   Strategy programs: Our strategy programs make enterprises transform into future-proof, customer-centered organizations.  Business design:  We create products and services that customers love with evidence-based decisions and prove the business value in every stage of their life cycle.  Talent development:  With our talent development programs, we're building the capabilities that the leadership of future organizations will need.
Our mission is to share and inspire. We give innovators the tools, guides, and insights to help organizations boost the way they innovate.
Free tools and guides: Value proposition designer, Future impact wheel, Innovation taboo, Business design playbook, Revenue model cards B2C, Revenue model flowchart B2C;   50+ business model examplesInnovation matrix, Innovation A to Z
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


 Note (TN, Sept. 21, 2019):  The part below is added by using the .docx file .

 (3)  Evaluation:   □  (Worthy in the World WTSP Catalogs)
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Evaluation:   □  (Worthy in the World WTSP Catalogs)


TN3A2-17   □  Idea Connection

Consultants; resources of about 15 creative thinking methods, results of problem solving, blog articles, etc.; based in Canada
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-18   □    Creative Thinking  (by Michael Michalko)

author of the best sellers Thinkertoys (A Handbook of Business Creativity), ThinkPak (A Brainstorming Card Deck), Cracking Creativity (The Secrets Of Creative Genius), and Creative Thinkering (Putting Your Imagination to Work).
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-19   -    Creativity Techniques (Wikipedia)

This article in Wikipedia is mostly lists of relevant individual methods, which should be referred separately. (Note TN: This item is neglected, because we have Wikipedia as an item.)


TN3A2-20   □   Game Changers (by Peter Fisk)


TN3A2-21    □   The Creativity Post

About:  The Creativity Post is a platform dedicated to sharing the very best content on creativity. We facilitate dialogue between various disciplines of inquiry, popularize the science of creativity without trivialization and showcase the work of practitioners who promote creativity from classrooms to boardrooms.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-22   □  Mind Tools      htgtps://


TN3A2-23   □    Cambridge Assessment International Education


TN3A2-24   □   Think Jar Collective

Think Jar Collective: Exploring how to problem solve better and help people, organizations and systems enhance their creative capacity. We aim to 'jar' status quo assumptions and spark creative action.  
Think Jar Collective is a website about how to problem solve better. It's the place to go for tools, tips, training, and inspiration around helping people and organizations learn how to foster disciplined innovation. We want to demystify creativity and share the best articles, tips and techniques you can use to tackle complexity and innovate.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-25   □  Emerald Insight

A Web site of Emerald Publishing,   Many case studies of real world problems.


TN3A2-26   □    Ambition & Balance (Doist) 


TN3A2-27   □    College Success (Lumen Learning)


TN3A2-28   □    TRIPOD: Build a Free Website of Your Own


TN3A2-29   □    IDEO U (IDEO University)     Subsidiary to IDEO

About:  IDEO U :  We're part of IDEO, an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to help organizations innovate and grow. We take a similar approach to online learning at IDEO U. We support and empower our students by giving them a unique set of skills and mindsets they can apply to their day-to-day work.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-30   □   UX Collective     htgtps://

About:  A big part of what we learned in UX comes from online reading: articles, tutorials, resources, blogs — it's all available out there. But there's a lot. UX is becoming increasingly popular, and with that comes a lot of clutter, noise and disorientation. The UX Collective is our attempt at curating some of that content and giving it back to the community in a more structured and digestible way.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-31   □    WikiHow

About:  wikiHow is a worldwide collaboration of thousands of people focused on one goal: teaching anyone in the world how to do anything.  The average wikiHow article has been edited by 23 people and reviewed by 16 people.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-32   □    Creating Minds (Creating Minds Org.)

A list of nearly 100 creativity methods; by clicking the method name each explained in a page or two.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-33   -    Creating Minds (Creating Minds Org.)

A list of nearly 100 creativity methods; by clicking the method name each explained in a page or two.
(Note TN: This item is omitted because of a duplication.)


TN3A2-34   □    ASIT (Advanced Systematic Inventive Thinking)


TN3A2-35   □    Lifehack


TN3A2-36   □    Simplicable (by John Spacey)

About: Posted by John Spacey, December 04, 2015 updated on February 28, 2019
Simplicable is a modern business and technology guide that has been updated daily since 2003. The company is based in Singapore.  Mission: Explain useful ideas as directly as possible with no attempt to persuade or impress. Get to the point and try to be helpful.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-37   □     Academia


TN3A2-38   □    Quora

About:  The heart of Quora is questions — questions that affect the world, questions that explain recent world events, questions that guide important life decisions, and questions that provide insights into why other people think differently. Quora is a place where you can ask questions you care about and get answers that are amazing.
Quora has only one version of each question. It doesn't have a left wing version, a right wing version, a western version, and an eastern version. Quora brings together people from different worlds to answer the same question, in the same place — and to learn from each other.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-39   □   APA PsycNET (American Psychological Association)


TN3A2-40   □   Design Kit (by IDEO Org)     Subsidiary to IDEO

Descriptions of Mindset, Methods, and Case Studies, one by one in detail.


TN3A2-41   □     Visme blog (Visual Learning Center)

About: The Visme blog is a Visual Learning Center. Our mission is to become a valuable resource for readers who want actionable information and expert advice on how to become better presenters, visual communicators and visual storytellers.
Our guest writers include experts of all types, from presentation designers and data visualization professionals to graphic designers, journalists and digital marketers. But they all have one thing in common: They're passionate about visual content.

Create content, the easy way: translate your ideas into beautiful Presentations, Infographics and other engaging content. Create, share and download right in your browser.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-42   □   IQ Matrix

Home:  HOME OF 380+ LIFE ALTERING MIND MAPS: It's like having an entire library of knowledge on a single sheet of paper. A handy life coaching reference tool for coaching clients.  An ideal self-coaching tool for your personal development.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-43   □   Think with Google

About:  Compelling data. Big ideas. Creative juice. Put Google research and insight behind your thinking.
Think of us as your resource for everything from high-level insights to deck-ready stats to useful tools. Here you will find the data we're exploring and the trends we're tracking along with forward-looking perspectives and behind-the-scenes looks at digital campaigns—across industries, platforms, and audiences.

Latest trends and stories, Marketing resources, Advertising channels, Consumer insights, Tools for marketers
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-44   □     Greater Good Magazine (Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley)

About: Greater Good magazine turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society.
Through articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts, we bridge the gap between scientific journals and people's daily lives, particularly for parents, educators, business leaders, and health care professionals.
Greater Good magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2001, the GGSC has been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life.
The GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well‐being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives.

Topics: Big ideas, Community, Culture, Education, Media & Tech, Mind & Body, Parenting & Family, Politics, Relationships, Society, Spirituality, Workplace,
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-45   □    I-THINK (The I-Think Initiative, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto) 

About: The I-Think Initiative is a not-for-profit project housed at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. We believe that in order to prepare our students for the future, one of the most important roles that educators can play is to teach students the skills and mindsets necessary in solving wicked problems.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-46   □    Semantic Scholar (Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)) 

About:  Semantic Scholar is a free, nonprofit, academic search engine from AI2.  Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
We've pulled over 121 million scientific papers from sources like PubMed, Nature, and ArXiv.  Our AI analyzes research papers and pulls out authors, references, figures, and topics.  We link all of this information together into a comprehensive picture of cutting-edge research.
How Semantic Scholar can help you: Gain expert knowledge faster. Get up to speed on new areas of research using our topic pages, which provide definitions, a high-level view of important research, and trends in the literature over time.  Impact at a glance: Find connections between studies by seeing which research papers had the biggest impact on others.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-47   □    Small Business Trends

About:  Small Business Trends is an award-winning hub of more than two million entrepreneurs, business owners, influencers and experts. The site features over 20,000 pages of content. We review tech products, cover small business news, and interview movers and shakers. We spotlight other small businesses and startups. Our core focus is practical content with targeted tips, trends and answers to your toughest questions.  Through our team of professional editors, journalists and vetted experts, we publish new content daily. We also produce feature publications like our digital magazine, ebooks and checklists.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-48   □  Techstars

About:  Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. 150+ Countries, 10,000+ Mentors, 300,000+ Alumni
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-49   □     SingularityHub (Singularity University)

About: Early history (Rob Nail): As I shared in a previous post, Singularity University (SU) was born out of Ray Kurzweil's insights around the disruptive forces of exponential technologies and Peter Diamandis's aspiration to use that understanding to make the world a better place. On September 20, 2008, an extraordinary group of people gathered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley to support the launch of SU… not merely as an academic institution, but as a global catalyst for change.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-50   □    TeachThought: We Grow Teachers

About: TeachThought is an idea and brand dedicated to innovation in K-12 education. This is pursued by growing teaching through thought leadership, professional development, resource curation, curriculum development, podcast publishing, and collaboration with organizations around the world.
Our Mission: TeachThought's mission is to innovate education through the growth of innovative teachers.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-51   □     Scholastic/Teachers

About Scholastic:Scholastic was founded in 1920 as a single classroom magazine. Today, Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe.
Our Mission: To encourage the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-52   □

About:  THINK is an online magazine presenting the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world's foremost academics and thought leaders. As a publishing platform, THINK makes selected research presented at IAFOR's international, intercultural, interdisciplinary conferences freely available to a global academic audience.
THINK was conceived by academics, for academics, with the following objectives: To provide an international, far-reaching platform for the best research presented at IAFOR conferences, To make original, high-quality, thought-provoking multimedia content freely accessible to a wide readership,  To facilitate the opportunity for academics to step outside of the traditional research publishing status quo – to get creative, explore different disciplines and to have their ideas heard, shared and discussed by a diverse, global audience.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-53   □   de Bono Thinking Systems        

About:  Welcome to the global community of de Bono Thinking Systems® (formerly known as Advanced Practical Thinking Training (APTT)).
Our corporate values reflect Dr. Edward de Bono's belief that these tools can and do change the world for the better. People of all ages, cultures, professions, and levels of education who use these tools as they are designed find that they become more collaborative and less combative, more productive, and more confident in their creativity.
Today, 38 of de Bono Thinking Systems®' over 300 Independent and Corporate Certified Instructors are qualified Master Trainers, who, along with de Bono, teach certification courses. Course materials are published in Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish.

dBTS Today: Organizations whose members use these tools regularly and effectively report dramatic results in increased productivity and creativity, reduced meeting time, and improved attitudes with fewer grievances among team members. You might be surprised at the products, services, events, treaties, and negotiations initiated or resolved using Six Thinking Hats®, Lateral Thinking, The Power of Perception™, Focus on Facilitation™, Simplicity, and Six Value Medals™.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-54   □     Teaching English (British Council)    

About:  TeachingEnglish is brought to you by the British Council, the world's English teaching experts. If you want help planning your lessons or to find out more about our online training courses, you've come to the right place! We have hundreds of high-quality resources to help you in the classroom as well as articles, videos, publications and courses to help you with your continuing professional development.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-55   □   Nielsen Norman Group      

About: We are a UX research and consulting firm trusted by leading organizations world-wide to provide reliable guidance on user experience.  Our founders, Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman, are recognized around the world for their leadership in defining the field of UX. Together, they founded Nielsen Norman Group, an elite firm dedicated to improving the everyday experience of using technology.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-56   □  EFMD 

About:  EFMD - The Management Development Network:   An international, not-for-profit, membership organisation of business schools and corporations, based in Brussels, Belgium, with offices in Asia and the Americas.      Nearly 900 member organisations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 88 countries.  A unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development.      Recognised globally as an accreditation body for quality & impact assessment in management with established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and online courses.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-57   □   Big Think Edge             

Home:  We are a video-driven development solution that delivers world-class experts and learning programs to your organization.  With over 1,000 short-form, actionable video lessons and 30 new lessons added monthly, you can stay ahead of business changes to offer meaning and stimulate agility for your workforce. Our network of experts are at the top of their field or disrupting it.
Learning Programs are in categories of:  Business communication, Creative methods for team leaders, Decision-making/problem solving, Design thinking, Developing and coaching talent, Diversity and inclusion, Executive presence, Innovation culture for managers, Innovation strategy for leaders, Leading others, Leading self, Millennials, Mindfulness at work, Personal productivity, and Sales & marketing
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-58   □     Business News Daily  

News and articles on business are well categorized as: Start your business, Grow your business, Build your career, Lead your team, Find a solution, and further in their sub categories.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-59   □    API (Associates in Process Improvement)          

Home:  Associates in Process Improvement (API) develops methods, works with leaders and teams, andprovides education and training to help organizations improve their products and services and to build their capability for on-going improvement. 
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-60   □   Visible Thinking (by Project Zero)        

Home: Purpose and Goals: Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning. By thinking dispositions, we mean curiosity, concern for truth and understanding, a creative mindset, not just being skilled but also alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them.
What You Will Find on the Site: This site provides a convenient way to learn about Visible Thinking as well as thorough descriptions of the ideals, routines and activities that we've developed from research in K-12 schools.  The six sections of this site are: Visible Thinking in Action; Getting Started; Thinking Routines; Thinking Ideals; School Wide Culture of Thinking; Additional Resources.

See:  Project Zero by Harvard Graduate School of Education:
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-61   □L  Fast Company        Already listed elsewhere


TN3A2-62   □L  TED-ED Blog    Subsidiary to TED, Listed already elsewhere

About: What can you do with TED-Ed?  Discover ideas that spark the curiosity of learners.  Browse hundreds of TED-Ed animations - short, award-winning videos that will spark the curiosity of your learners. You'll also find thousands of other video-based lessons organized by the subjects you teach.;Create customized lessons for your students.; Inspire your students to share their big ideas.; Share YOUR big idea in a TED-style talk.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-63    □L    Harvard Business Review         Listed already elsewhere


Evaluation:   □△   (Either □ or △)


TN3A2-64   □△   Lateral Action (Blog by Mark McGuinness)

The 21st Century Creative Podcast


TN3A2-65   □△ 75 Tools For Creative Thinking

75 plain methods, each written in a card, forming a Toolbox


TN3A2-66   □△    Personal Growth (Medium) 

Social media, Sharing our ideas and experiences.


TN3A2-67   □△    MacMillan Study Skills


TN3A2-68   □△   The Peak Performance Center


TN3A2-69   □△   InformED  (Open Colleges Australia)

About:  InformED is your learning and ideas hub. It's a resource for curious minds and a platform for passionate voices. It's an island of educational insight—diligently researched and carefully curated—in a sea of endless, often repetitive information.
Peruse features, guides, and e-books on creativity, critical thinking, growth mindset, game-based learning, educational technology, and more. Whether you're interested in these topics for personal or professional reasons, we've got you covered in all areas related to learning in the 21st century.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-70   □△   iMindQ


TN3A2-71   □△   Farifax County Public Schools


TN3A2-72   □△    Jstor

JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students.  JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.


TN3A2-73   □   Inside the Box (by Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg) https//
        USA            en             (e1) Method developers, (e2) Software/tool developers

The Innovate! Inside the Box is a web application that facilitates the use of Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT). SIT is a comprehensive suite of Thinking Tools, Principles, Facilitation, Project Management, and Organizational Innovation programs. The five unique techniques in this app are the core of the SIT method, and were developed through rigorous research, studying thousands of patents and inventive solutions.
Book:   "Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results" (by Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg).   Want a truly creative organization? Then think Inside the Box. The traditional view says that creativity is unstructured and doesn't follow rules or patterns. That you need to think "outside the box" to be truly original and innovative. That you should start with a problem and then "brainstorm" ideas without restraint until you find a solution. Inside the Box shows that more innovation— and better and quicker innovation—happens when you work inside your familiar world (yes, inside the box) using a set of templates that channel the creative process in a way that makes us more—not less—creative. These techniques were derived from research that discovered a surprising set of common patterns shared by all inventive solutions. They form the basis for Systematic Inventive Thinking, or SIT, now used by hundreds of corporations throughout the world, including industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson, GE, Procter & Gamble, SAP, and Philips. Many other books discuss how to make creativity a part of corporate culture, but none of them uses the innovative and unconventional SIT approach described in this book. With "inside the box" thinking, companies and organizations of any size can creatively solve problems before they develop—and innovate on an ongoing, systematic basis. This system really works!
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-74   □△    iDevelop Teacher Training     Based in Spain

About: iDevelop is an international training provider specialized in the development of professionals working in the educational sector by promoting, supporting and providing training activities in accordance with the Erasmus + principles and ET 2020 framework for cooperation in education and training.
Thanks to this background, iDevelop have launched a wide range of courses and training events which provide all the necessary tools to improve the skills of teachers and school staff.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-75   □△    World of Digits - Blog


TN3A2-76    □△   IQ Doodle School

About:  Your Doodle Course Teacher:Adam​​​​ Sicinski: Hi, my name is Adam. And I'll be your instructor as you move through this course. You might be wondering who I am. Well, I'm a qualified life coach residing in Melbourne Australia. But I'm known more for the mind maps I create on the IQ Matrix website. And now I want to teach you the fundamentals of doodling to help you learn how to express yourself visually, how to expand your creativity, how to solve problems, and so much more.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-77   □△    Think Company

About:  Think Company was founded on the idea that great customer/employee experiences and software products start with careful research and evidence-based design. Our experience proves that products and services built on this solid foundation will delight users and drive business success. We're an energetic, growing company equipped to help you tackle just about any design challenge.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-78   □△    Mind Werx International

About:  Since 1999 we have worked with organisations large and small, in the public, private and not for profit sectors, in 22 countries, to help creativity and innovation flourish from the boardroom to the front-line with design thinking and serious creativity tools.
Focused Training:  design thinking and learning skills programs and presentations delivered across Australia and internationally.
Proven Methods: design thinking using critical and creative thinking tools to help you Think, Learn and Innovate better.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-79   □△    LiveTiles

About: We're a global team passionate about transformative enterprise solutions and intelligent design, out to reshape the way people interact with technology.  LiveTiles is defining the market for the intelligent workplace by giving developers and business users tools to easily create dashboards, employee portals, and corporate intranets that can be further enhanced by artificial intelligence and analytics features.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-80   □△     The Conversation   Based in Australia

About:  The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.  Our team of professional editors work with university, CSIRO and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.  Access to independent, high-quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-81   □△     Macat - Critical thinking tools      Based in UK

About: Macat is a global leader in developing critical thinking skills. Our unique solutions helps institutions, businesses and individuals to effectively measure, analyse, and develop critical thinking, contributing to greater personal and professional success.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


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TN3A2-82     ○□    Entrepreneur Asia Pacific        Listed already somewhere
                                          (g1) Mass media, (g2) Technology news

(From Wikipedia)  Entrepreneur is an American magazine and website that carries news stories about entrepreneurship, small business management, and business. The magazine was first published in 1977.[2][3] It is published by Entrepreneur Media Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California.[4] The magazine publishes 10 issues annually, available through subscription and on newsstands. It is published under license internationally in Mexico, Russia, India, Hungary, the Philippines, South Africa, and others.[5] Its editor-in-chief is Jason Feifer and its owner is Peter Shea.[6]
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-83      □△     Wabisabi Learning  
                   (h3) Educational organization

Top page: Seeing the possibilities. Shaping the future of education.:  We transform learning around the world through our apps, resources, professional learning, consultancy and foundation. Seeing the possibilities. Shaping the future of education. 

Note (TN, Sept 26, 2019)  I do not understand well the philosophy and methods of this education progaram.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019



TN3A2-84      L       NCBI (National Center for Biology Information)               Listed already elsewhere


TN3A2-85      L       ToolsHero       Listed already elsewhere

ToolsHero helps people with an online global platform to explore, apply and share management theories and methods in their context anytime, anywhere and any device.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-86      ○□     Design Thinking Academy     
               Netherlands          en        (e5) Training organizations, (h3) Educational organizations

About:  DesignThinkers Academy was initiated by the Founders of DesignThinkers Group. DesignThinkers Group is one of the leading design driven innovation agencies helping organizations around the world making the transition from being strictly product orientated and sales driven, towards being service oriented and human centered. We are represented in 25 countries and train, develop and facilitate multidisciplinary teams and communities of change.
Mission: ... DesignThinkers Academy aims to inspire people and teams by organizing thought-provoking events and lectures, training and personal coaching programs to help organizations build the necessary capabilities, culture and mind-set using Design Thinking tools and methods. Our aim with the DesignThinkers Academy Network is to create an open network to facilitate and inspire a rich conversation between creative thinkers and doers. We strive for a learning community that has a positive impact on people's lives, careers and our ever-changing world.
What is Design Thinking?:  Design Thinking inspires and challenges a team to learn by doing and strengthens their ability for creative problem solving. It helps organisations build the necessary environment and mentality to make change happen. Design Thinking is human-centered, it places people at the heart of a challenge. Design Thinking is an activity-based, iterative and continuous process with a strong emphasis on learning-by-doing, empathy and co-creation. In Design Thinking various disciplines are connected, from research and strategy to design and policy.

Design Thinkers Group:  DT Research Lab, DT Academy, DT Network, DT Thinktank, DT Concept Studio
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-87      L     Research Gate       Listed already somewhere else.


TN3A2-88      L     Edward de Bono      Listed already somewhere else


TN3A2-89      □     Drew Boyd Innovator      
                 (j1) Individual researcher, (i4) Personal blog sites, (e4) Consultants

About:  Drew Boyd is a global leader in creativity and innovation, international public speaker, award-winning author and innovation blogger, and university professor. He teaches teams, businesses and governments how to solve tough problems to create a culture of innovation and a flowing pipeline. Drew reframes the innovation process in a way that makes people more—not less—creative. And co-author of the book "Inside the Box" (See TN3A2-73)
Blogs and Videos of lectures,
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-90      △-      James Clear       
                                                     (i4)  Personal blog sites   

About:  Hi, I'm James Clear. I'm the author of Atomic Habits, the creator of the Habits Academy, a weightlifter, and a travel photographer in over 30 countries.    My writing is focused on how we can create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives. I combine ideas from a wide range of disciplines including biology, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and more.


TN3A2-91    □△       PMP (Project Management Practitioners)    
                     (e4) Consultants 

About:  PMP is a multinational team with key team members from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UK. We have business partners in the USA, Canada, Malaysia and Pakistan. Our team's diversity is one of its core strengths.    Our team's experience in Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Training, Consultancy, and Programme and Project Delivery (including core documentation) is over multiple decades but we are still driven by the motivation of youth and the drive to deliver on our promise.  We guarantee results and return on investment and achieve excellence in everything we do. We work with clients to build the best team to deliver projects. We work with candidates to enhance their career. We create "Consultancy A Teams" that work seamlessly with clients to achieve their objectives. We provide post-delivery support, and in terms of project documents provide 20 days free post -sales support.
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-92     -    Lifehacker       


TN3A2-93      □      CESIE       
                                           (h3) Educational organization,

About:  CESIE is a European centre of studies and initiatives established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997).   Our Mission: To promote educational innovation, participation and growth.    Our Vision: The world is only one creature.
The World is a pomegranate:  CESIE's pomegranate symbolises the 'fruitful' unity of people and groups growing together under the same peel. CESIE's pomegranate grows on all types of grounds becoming for us symbol of prosperity in education. CESIE breaks with an ethnocentric global drive and focuses on individuals and diversity. Doing so, we apply the teaching of Danilo Dolci who developed innovative educational nonviolent methods (such as the "strike in reverse" –working without pay- through which individuals initiated unauthorized public works projects, by and for the grass-roots in the '50 in Sicily).
                                            --- Written by Toru Nakagawa, Sept. 21, 2019


TN3A2-94      L      Inside the Box (Innovation in Practice)     Listed already elsewhere


TN3A2-95      L      Youtube      Already listed


TN3A2-96      L     Slide Share    Already listed elsewhere


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Introduction of the survey

Results (3A2):  List of 194 sites

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(B3) WTSP News 2019 (B4) WTSP News 2020

WTSP Appeal (Jun. 2018)

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