The Problem with Creativity

Recently I've been losing a lot of arguments to 6 year olds. They have amazing ways to summarise, cutting straight to the core of an issue or  accepting things as being different, simply because, well they are different. Kids can often see a way to approach a problem we've never even dreamed of. When working with students …

The Enemies of King Joffrey: Good and Nice.

There is something amazing that can happen when you actually listen to people. We're not talking about the usual kind of listening where you are waiting for your chance to add in your two cents, or the kind when you are simply shaking/nodding your head to display mild agreement and let the person feel listened …

Taking Risks Like a Boss.

This post is connecting to our namesake - upgrading your thinking and learning. More specifically, it's focused on helping you upgrade to a growth mindset. A mindset that not only changes how you view yourself and your potential, but also how you can influence and affect the world of those around you. A shift in your mindset …

Unwritten Rules We All Follow

Welcome, to the world of The Big Three and their unwritten rules. If that sounds ominous or confusing in any way, you might want to check out previous posts leading us to this: Part One is here and Part Two is here. These posts give some back story, so you should probably check them out first, but if …

ET, Baguettes and Space Invaders: Part Two

Welcome to Part Two - you made it! To be honest, this post started becoming massive...which has led to an exciting announcement: We are officially creating our first ever three part series! We've missed you...unless you've become too excited and skipped part one. In that case, we still respect you, but are concerned you may not …

ET, Baguettes and Space Invaders – Part One

It's been an amazing few weeks here at Upgraded headquarters. We've not only been developing and creating our very own personal time machines and establishing ways to shape reputations better than Donald Trump, but we've begun down the paths of physically altering and changing our brains through growth mindsets. We know Usain Bolt would be proud of what we've achieved …