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Drs. Derek & Laura Cabrera Cornell University Cabrera Lab Podcast

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After 25 years as a leading research lab in the science of thinking, and with the National Science Foundation's help, we took our groundbreaking research from the Ivory Tower of Cornell University into the public domain with our Cabrera Lab Podcast.

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Matt Chadsey
Matt Chadsey
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Heather Coffman    
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Dr. Dave Silberman
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Lori Fisher   
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In today's fast-paced world, we don’t have time to think, so we move quickly and settle for less. It doesn’t have to be this way, UpThinking provides easy-to-learn, evidence-based methods to think more systemically and faster and get the results you want by better alignment with the real world. Don't accept the false choice of thinking fast and wrong or slow and right.

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You could spend years learning dozens of types of thinking (e.g., critical, creative, systems, emotional intelligence, to name a few). Or, you can go directly to the root--learn the four patterns that underlie all thinking--and get all 38 types of thinking for free.

The fast track to Level Up Your Thinking with the leading scientists in systems thinking.

Drs. Derek & Laura Cabrera, Cornell University, Cabrera Lab
Dr. Derek Cabrera, Professor & Chief Science Officer (Bio)
Dr. Laura Cabrera, Professor & Chief Executive Officer (Bio)

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Take the validated Thinking Quotient (TQ) Test and get your personalized Report and Action Plan that identifies your strengths and weaknesses and recommends what to practice based on our 80/20 Rule Research.


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We recommend the Thinking Quotient (TQ) Test and Report

Our research shows that with just a little bit of practice you'll outperform 80% of the population! Our research also shows us precisely what to practice. But first we have to establish a baseline with the TQ Test (which takes about 20 minutes to complete). Then we match (in rank-order) your cognitive strengths and weaknesses with the 5 most important cognitive skills. Your personalized report gives you a clear plan of what to do to dramatically improve.


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We recommend the Credential

Our research shows that with just a little bit of practice you'll outperform 80% of the population! You're what we call a "20/80". A person who wants to get 80% of the benefit with 20% of the effort. The Credential includes the baseline TQ assessment and personalized plan. From there, we provide specific training as well as practice and application to your real-world problems or issues. The whole thing takes about 15-20 hours of self-paced work. The results will be transformative.

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The Cabrera Lab Podcast

The Podcast

Join Drs. Derek and Laura Cabrera from Cornell University for entertaining and enlightening conversations that level up your thinking and enhance your problem solving skills.

TQ - the Thinking Quotient

Thinking Quotient 

The first scientifically validated measure of your thinking ability. Get your score of strengths and weaknesses and use your personalized action plan to level up your thinking.

ThinkU - the ultimate online thinking university


The ultimate online University for novices and experts committed to the daily practice of thinking featuring world-class professors, practical protocols, and valuable credentialing.

Cabrera Lab UpThinking Credential

Course & Credential

Get Certified in the most advanced thinking course available today--a course that truly defines the term "thought leader."

Know How & Tools

Know How & Tools

From best-selling, award-winning, books to innovative tools for thinkers, the Cabrera's literally wrote the book on the science of thinking better.

Cornell university Systems Thinking Conference

The Conference

Attend the largest thinking conference in the world, sponsored by Cabrera Lab and Cornell University.

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