Monthly Archive for March, 2012

Antimimeticisomorphism and Thinking Outside The Box

A lot of people ask me what the difference is between antimimeticisomorphism and thinking outside the box. The most expedient response is that outside the box thinking presupposes there is a box. Even Edward De Bono’s Lateral Thinking concept assumes a datum reference way of thing.

Antimimeticisomorphism has no such preconditions. The only constraint is that it be focused on a predetermined outcome, goal or target, otherwise it has no purpose, direction or vector in which to point.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for creative thinking and expression, by antimimeticisomorphism has a very pragmatic role. Its definition makes that crystal clear:


Antimimeticisomorphism, Outside The Box Thinking, Thinking Outside The Box
is having fun

doing out-of-the-ordinary things

that create extra-ordinary results

with the least amount of effor

and lowest cost

If you want to see examples of antimimeticisomorphism in action, click on the following hyperlinks to access:

The antimimeticisomorphism video

The antimimeticisomorphism website

A secret antimimeticisomorphism website with cool photos and videos

Antimimeticisomorphism blog posts

As one of the chosen ones in the movie The Matrix explained to Neo “There is no spoon.”

Can You Fix It?

We’ve all tried to fix things that are beyond our capabilities… Some of us more than others…

Ray Keefe, an electronics engineer based in Melbourne sent me the flowchart below. I thought it was funny enough to share with you. Ray and I are both engineers so we can laugh at this and ourselves.

David Conroy, of The Lone Drainer And ProntoSydney’s premier plumber doesn’t find it as funny since he and his team often have to repair what you’ve fixed!

Regardless, have a quick look and don’t laugh too hard!

Fixing Flowchart, Funny Flowchart, Funny Chart, Engineering Joke

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