THNK Class 1 participant Itai Talmi came over from Israel to help out with the Challenge Pilot. Here are his first impressions...
Paul Valery, the French philosopher said:
“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”
As I walk into THNK, I find a cheerful gang having a pleasant lunch together. Oh, just the energy I was hoping for after a long journey. The THNK characters (and they are characters, trust me...) are very lively and devoted to their mission of creating a new breed of creative leaders. They are very bright and professional individuals, each one has a unique background of achievements in his field. Definitely my kind of people. I meet my coach for the personal Quest part of THNK, the charming, discerning, Elly Van Gils. I was asked to assist with my expertise in an interesting pilot on the urban development of the city of Amsterdam.
Three busy groups of different individuals, an interesting combination of left and right-minded thinkers, are going through different phases of sensing, visioning, prototyping and scaling to come up with new concepts for the municipality. After a really needed lunch, I jumped right into the process.