Systems Thinking - is thinking about how the interactions between multiple components work together. It is part of a holistic approach to problem solving.
Design Think - is the creative process that designers use to come up with their crazy ideas. Where a regular person might see bubble gum and think about chewing, a design thinker will see a way to hold his pants up when he forgot his belt at home or a patch for a run in the stockings. This is pretty much what Macguyver did on a daily basis.
Adaptive Thinking - is teaching clients how to be creative, and use the design process.
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So, what do we do with this?