Drawing of a yes hat

Hiking hats

Upgrading the thinking hats by walking

Drawings and text by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org

Thinking hats is something that has been used quite a bit in innovation, brainstorm sessions and creative thinking, not least to chear up the participants, sitting for long hours, inside air empty, boring conference and meeting rooms.

But maybe it is time to change that setting and istead create a new and different outdoor thinking culture… nothing new in that though. Using the trails to innovate have been used a lot through history by creative leaders and scientists like Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Charles Darwin, Niels Bohr, Einstein, Friedrich Nietzsche… and many, many more.

So I have started to draw up an upgrade of both the classic thinking hats and adding a number of new ones too, here on Hiking.org – Creating many more thinking hats, that just might be able to help accelerate some new and better, more sustainable ideas for this troubled planet.

So go ahead and grab one of the classic or new thinking hats designs here:

Drawing of a yes hat

The Classic Yes hat, used to spark positive thinking in the old school way

Drawing of a No hat

The Classic No hat, used to be skeptical, looking at flaws and risks in a concept. Can be efficient as a tool to test thinking,  and be critical and to avoid over-confidence, self-deception etc.