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MAKING TO THINK

BREAKTHROUGHS IN LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY USING THE ARTS

MAKING TO THINK DESIGNS EXPERIENCES THAT JOLT INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO SHIFT PERSPECTIVES, CHANGE FASTER, TEST THEIR ASSUMPTIONS, AND TRUST IN WAYS THAT CREATE GROWTH-ORIENTED CULTURES. USING TIME- AND SCIENCE-TESTED TECHNIQUES FROM THE ARTS, WE HEIGHTEN ABILITIES TO SEE AND HEAR, IN ORDER TO EXPAND WHAT TEAMS CAN BUILD TOGETHER.   


MAKE.
CHANGE.
THINK.

Improve individual performance using practices  that turn creative decisiveness into an instinct amidst pressure, constraints, and uncertainty—fueling group performance.

"They radiated authenticity and command of the subject and were rock stars at responding in the moment to questions or personal challenges people raised." Director of Strategy and Insights, Leading Cosmetics Company

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL

10K+  Executives, Entrepreneurs, Social Innovators, VCs
8  Countries

GAME-CHANGING INSTITUTIONS

work with Making To Think
to develop the creative instincts
across three levels:

Individual performance
Team performance
Strengthening culture  

"Today, Making to Think shifted our perspective and got us to think about things in a new way. We learned more about each other and how we collaborate in the first ten minutes drawing than we have in over five years working together!" C-Suite Executive, Energy Conglomerate


When we sharpen what we see, hear, notice and absorb from our environment, our perceptions shift such that we are able to:

SHIFT PERSPECTIVES

OBSERVE, LEARN, REACT IN NEW WAYS

BREAK ASSUMPTIONS

COLLABORATE BETTER

CHANGE FASTER

STAY RELEVANT

TRUST IN NEW WAYS

CREATE GROWTH-ORIENTED CULTURE

TEDx | UNCERTAINTY

Aithan Shapira, Founder of MakIng to Think, speaks on leading in accelerating uncertainty using tools from the arts.

"Today was the most transformative experience of the last five years at work. At first I thought there would be a connection between art and music or art and theater maybe, but art and business?! What I left with today has already changed me, I see our work entirely differently. I have to bring this session to my team now and dive deeper." Senior Executive, Pharmaceutical Firm

We bring out the
artist in the leaders
we work with.


Artists thrive in the new
and uncertain. At Making to Think
we don’t imitate artists.
We unlearn certainty
to build creative mindsets
in leaders and teams.

TEDx | WE ARE ALL CUBISTS

Aithan Shapira, Founder of Making to Think, on seeing art & creativity differently. Approaching challenges with a cubist perspective.

FOUNDER + CEO, MAKING TO THINK
AITHAN SHAPIRA

Aithan Shapira MFA PhD advises senior executives and boards of Fortune 500s on strategies for how to ‘lead by seeing and listening differently' to maximizing solutions in uncertain times when new business books and creativity tools are published daily. His research on how time- and science-tested techniques from the arts can transform organizations and leadership has guided initiatives, corporate cultures, events, curricula, and product development.

Aithan has pioneered top-rated leadership development workshops for MIT’s Sloan Innovation Period and is currently leading three international university initiatives integrating their arts colleges and business schools. He designs programming for Harvard iLab, Stanford d.School, Cambridge Innovation Center, MIT Media Lab, C2 Montreal, and Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship.

Aithan draws from roots in the arts: 15 years as a professional artist, research on the creative process at the Royal College of Art & Design, living with Aboriginal Australians studying innovation in cultures of survival, directing world-class creative teams in music and fine art, and serving as a visiting critic/professor in studio arts at the Royal College of Art, RISD, and Berklee College of Music.  

SHIFT WHAT YOU SEE.
SHIFT WHAT YOU HEAR.
DO DIFFERENTLY.