We are a philosophical catalyst. We make you think effectively, we help you articulate your purpose, create meaning, and do it.

We are a philosophical catalyst. We make you think effectively, we help you articulate your purpose, create meaning, and do it.

About Socratic Design

How to decode the world and our culture, how to create new cultures and new meanings?

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About the method

A method to jump out of addictive thoughts and compulsive assumption, by realizing collective awareness.

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About our team

Dedicated professionals from different domains, participating in the learning experience of Socratic Design.

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About Socratic Design

How to decode the world and our culture, how to create new cultures and new meanings?

Learn more

About the method

A method to jump out of addictive thoughts and compulsive assumption, by realizing collective awareness.

Learn more

About our team

Dedicated professionals from different domains, participating in the learning experience of Socratic Design.

Learn more

Socratic Design™ a necessary update for your mind.

Socratic Design™ a necessary update for your mind.

About Socratic Design™

Philosophy is the treasury of all possible assumptions. Assumptions are hidden in our cultures and our hearts and minds. The world is built on some of them, and so is our self-image as human beings. Our reality is a design, built on assumptions. These assumptions were correct and useful in the past; they were consequences of technology and sciences: Now they may be inhibitory or even problematic. With Socratic Design we identify these counterproductive assumptions and get rid of them?
Old assumptions pervade our thinking, and we are addicted to them. How to reboot the culture that molds our minds.
Socratic Design organizes the analysis of the past, identifies the good stuff and jumps into a completely new narrative with new meanings and assumptions. Only when we are capable of another helicopter view can we incorporate these explosive innovations in tech and science.

The art of listening

Socratic Design is a threefold launch rocket that can identify the implicit and explicit assumptions in any culture; be that of a business, of an educational institute of an NGO or even of any political entity. It can above all identify the assumptions of any particular person. It delivers this clearance, by transforming any group of individual stand alone’s, into collective coherent intelligence. The art of listening is the key to this process.  Socratic Dialogue is one of the most important building blocks in this process.

By emerging shared attention, we overcome discussion and contradictions; we look together at opposite positions which lead us to a higher level of awareness due to the power of collective consciousness! Opposite positions may lead to a new insight that unites the two if we investigate their underlying assumptions meticulously. In the usual type of debate, we dig ourselves into deeper trenches, being focused to win but without reaching any common understanding or goal.

Philosophical analysis sets you free

Philosophy is the art of analyzing daily statements and meanings into the assumptions which are underlying these sentences. Without analysis, we are acting as blind men. The Socratic Design process helps us to put away our fixated screen of solidified thoughts and start to think virginal. It transforms any participant into a practical philosopher, without slogging yourself through abstract academic textbooks. It is the practical philosophy at its best. Open the window, lift the ceiling and let fresh air come in, it can boost oxygen into fixated and narrow-minded practices, or enclosed minds. It does not solve conflicts, but by dissolving them, it creates new meaning and purposes. We are experiencing
a tectonically-like rupture of most of our incorporated meanings and assumptions; our thinking, feeling and acting are no longer self-evident tools to cope with these challenges if they are stuck to the old industrial set of assumptions.

A new narrative

With Socratic Design we deliver a third aspect, an incubator that can radically envision new futures that integrate the best of traditions in your company or institution. The most vivid values that are uniting your team are mobilizing purposes that connect your business with the external world.
Strong purposes can only root into solid and honest grounds, the radical incubator which is Socratic Design can reboot your whole metabolism.
In this third aspect, we create a new narrative for your entity, group or business that may implicate a Massive Transformative Purpose.

Socratic Design can deliver a narrative that entails your roots, your best traditions, your distinctive competence and your human values all united in purpose that moves the hearts and minds of your team, your partners, and your clients. It is designed in such a way that it can deal with all sort of technological ruptures because it has a definite human compass and a set of ethical values to navigate through any situation.

About Socratic Design™

Philosophy is the treasury of all possible assumptions. Assumptions are hidden in our cultures and our hearts and minds. The world is built on some of them, and so is our self-image as human beings. Our reality is a design, built on assumptions. These assumptions were correct and useful in the past; they were consequences of technology and sciences: Now they may be inhibitory or even problematic. With Socratic Design we identify these counterproductive assumptions and get rid of them?
Old assumptions pervade our thinking, and we are addicted to them. How to reboot the culture that molds our minds.
Socratic Design organizes the analysis of the past, identifies the good stuff and jumps into a completely new narrative with new meanings and assumptions. Only when we are capable of another helicopter view can we incorporate these explosive innovations in tech and science.

The art of listening

Socratic Design is a threefold launch rocket that can identify the implicit and explicit assumptions in any culture; be that of a business, of an educational institute of an NGO or even of any political entity. It can above all identify the assumptions of any particular person. It delivers this clearance, by transforming any group of individual stand alone’s, into collective coherent intelligence. The art of listening is the key to this process.  Socratic Dialogue is one of the most important building blocks in this process.

By emerging shared attention, we overcome discussion and contradictions; we look together at opposite positions which lead us to a higher level of awareness due to the power of collective consciousness! Opposite positions may lead to a new insight that unites the two if we investigate their underlying assumptions meticulously. In the usual type of debate, we dig ourselves into deeper trenches, being focused to win but without reaching any common understanding or goal.

Philosophical analysis sets you free

Philosophy is the art of analyzing daily statements and meanings into the assumptions which are underlying these sentences. Without analysis, we are acting as blind men. The Socratic Design process helps us to put away our fixated screen of solidified thoughts and start to think virginal. It transforms any participant into a practical philosopher, without slogging yourself through abstract academic textbooks. It is the practical philosophy at its best. Open the window, lift the ceiling and let fresh air come in, it can boost oxygen into fixated and narrow-minded practices, or enclosed minds. It does not solve conflicts, but by dissolving them, it creates new meaning and purposes. We are experiencing
a tectonically-like rupture of most of our incorporated meanings and assumptions; our thinking, feeling and acting are no longer self-evident tools to cope with these challenges if they are stuck to the old industrial set of assumptions.

A new narrative

With Socratic Design we deliver a third aspect, an incubator that can radically envision new futures that integrate the best of traditions in your company or institution. The most vivid values that are uniting your team are mobilizing purposes that connect your business with the external world.
Strong purposes can only root into solid and honest grounds, the radical incubator which is Socratic Design can reboot your whole metabolism.
In this third aspect, we create a new narrative for your entity, group or business that may implicate a Massive Transformative Purpose.

Socratic Design can deliver a narrative that entails your roots, your best traditions, your distinctive competence and your human values all united in purpose that moves the hearts and minds of your team, your partners, and your clients. It is designed in such a way that it can deal with all sort of technological ruptures because it has a definite human compass and a set of ethical values to navigate through any situation.

Create meaning by unleashing the power of collective attention.

Create meaning by unleashing the power of collective attention.

The Method

Socratic Design is the unique approach to develop answers to complete new challenges that we face due to exponential technology and other paradigm shifts. It can refresh your organization, your business, and your self completely. We silence the sabotage done by our contra productive assumptions and our fragmentation.

We unleash the power of collective explorative thinking, by which we create a new narrative around a motivating (societal) purpose that incorporated into the hearts and minds of the members of your community.

The challenges

  • We are neurologically wired to repeat the same “addictive” thoughts.
  • We aren’t listening to one and other. We hear the part that fits in our own process of circulating addictive thoughts and assumptions.
  • We don’t know which philosophical assumptions are active in our lives, in our personal lives nor in the communities.
  • People are locked up in fragmentation. Colleagues are often locked up in the vocabulary and thoughts of silos of their discipline or department of marketing, strategy, development, HR, research etc.

The opportunities

With the Socratic Design method, we tap into the collective strength of any group, skipping ego fights and ego debates, seducing to the higher level of collective wisdom thinking.
It uses the Socratic Dialogue to boost real thinking and listening processes, to create an emergent collective intelligence that can generate real fresh knowledge and wisdom.
The art of listening is probably one of the richest resources of our wisdom of the future.
In the Socratic Design process, we identify contra productive assumptions and generate vital new creative assumptions. These are mostly part of the ocean of philosophical concepts.
Socratic Design transforms the team into collective intelligence, by the art of listening and the practical application of philosophical tools and concepts. This unique combination of abstract philosophy and concrete application is the secret of this method.
In this vital process, participants communicate strongly, and transform into an agile actor that can face any future and any challenge, by becoming flexible but stable in their values and purpose!

The Method

Socratic Design is the unique approach to develop answers to complete new challenges that we face due to exponential technology and other paradigm shifts. It can refresh your organization, your business, and your self completely. We silence the sabotage done by our contra productive assumptions and our fragmentation.

We unleash the power of collective explorative thinking, by which we create a new narrative around a motivating (societal) purpose that incorporated into the hearts and minds of the members of your community.

The challenges

  • We are neurologically wired to repeat the same “addictive” thoughts.
  • We aren’t listening to one and other. We hear the part that fits in our own process of circulating addictive thoughts and assumptions.
  • We don’t know which philosophical assumptions are active in our lives, in our personal lives nor in the communities.
  • People are locked up in fragmentation. Colleagues are often locked up in the vocabulary and thoughts of silos of their discipline or department of marketing, strategy, development, HR, research etc.

The opportunities

With the Socratic Design method, we tap into the collective strength of any group, skipping ego fights and ego debates, seducing to the higher level of collective wisdom thinking.
It uses the Socratic Dialogue to boost real thinking and listening processes, to create an emergent collective intelligence that can generate real fresh knowledge and wisdom.
The art of listening is probably one of the richest resources of our wisdom of the future.
In the Socratic Design process, we identify contra productive assumptions and generate vital new creative assumptions. These are mostly part of the ocean of philosophical concepts.
Socratic Design transforms the team into collective intelligence, by the art of listening and the practical application of philosophical tools and concepts. This unique combination of abstract philosophy and concrete application is the secret of this method.
In this vital process, participants communicate strongly, and transform into an agile actor that can face any future and any challenge, by becoming flexible but stable in their values and purpose!

A team of Socratic Designers with a strong societal purpose.

A team of Socratic Designers with a strong societal purpose.

Our core team

A group of Socratic Designers skilled by Humberto Schwab in the Socratic Design method, coming from different fields of expertise. Our team shares the goal to free people and organizations from the burden of old thoughts, habits, and assumptions. Assumptions that are also virulent in buildings, institutions, hierarchies, rituals, and rules. We help people and organizations to transform themselves towards a value-driven, purpose-oriented agile agent, capable of facing an unknown future.
You can become a Socratic Designer by following the seven steps of the VIP training, contact us for more information.

Our core team

A group of Socratic Designers skilled by Humberto Schwab in the Socratic Design method, coming from different fields of expertise. Our team shares the goal to free people and organizations from the burden of old thoughts, habits, and assumptions. Assumptions that are also virulent in buildings, institutions, hierarchies, rituals, and rules. We help people and organizations to transform themselves towards a value-driven, purpose-oriented agile agent, capable of facing an unknown future.
You can become a Socratic Designer by following the seven steps of the VIP training, contact us for more information.

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