Professor Nir Hindi
He is an entrepreneur and the founder of The Artian, which is a trans disciplinary training company. He is also a guest speaker at IE Business School.
We usually think that business and art cannot exist together. On December 3, professor Nir Hindi from IE Business School taught us with his own experience that art is a mindset and is closely related to business innovation.
At the beginning of the lecture, professor Nir Hindi used the example of finding jobs to explain the art mindset. He particularly mentioned four points: Observing, Questioning, Ideating and Association. Even in the talent market, we should observe our surroundings, think about what we have seen and put forward our own questions. Then we build associations with the world beyond what we see to improve and expand our art mindset.
Professor Nir Hindi also noted that the formation and improvement of thinking is a gradual process. The process of finding problems and solving problems requires us to expand our vision and generate ideas as more as possible. As the saying goes, “Good ideas come from bad ideas”, only quantitative change can lead to qualitative change. The process does not happen overnight. Professor Nir Hindi listed the experiences of Einstein and Edison to prove this point.
To better explain the above ideas, Professor Nir used three interesting examples to discuss with students.
Discussion one：What can you do with a brick?
After the first part of the lecture, the audience made bold guess like growing plants, building balance, or using it as building material or pigment.
Discussion two：Choose your favorite or most useable app and write as many ideas as you can about how you will improve it.
Some students mentioned Bilibili, thinking that Bilibili can provide users with more functions such as converting videos into audios. Some mentioned Douban, hoping to use it to make friends and learn more professional knowledge about movies.
（Students are thinking carefully）
Discussion three：Write six impossible things.
The answer to this question is interesting, for example, I can’t eat five hamburgers at a time; I can’t get up before 8 o’clock and I can’t survive the exams.
（Students are working on the questions）
After the discussion, Professor Nir introduced the meaning behind the discussion. In reality, there are many restrictions and we cannot understand the background and principles behind all the things. In a world full of limitations, we should try our best to inspire our mindsets and to change impossible into possible.
Finally, Professor Nir gave us his thought and suggestion: “The Slow hunch”. Let our thoughts slowly form in our brains and learn to share with others. Write down our thoughts and review and update them.
To know more about IE: https://www.ie.edu/
To know more about The Artian: https://theartian.com/
Edit：葛婷 from 17 SME