I have had the liberty and the privilege to work with several learning organisations; advising, helping build and conceive models and principles for several kinds learning approaches, goals and implementations. Each of these pursuits were a unique and distinguished learning experience.

In the span of over 17 years, I have worked with over 120 or so organisations of all stature, worldwide, at different levels of maturity and evolution. The one golden rule I realised was to capture your thoughts; no matter how nascent, or evolved; undefined or restricted, it always pays back to put it into a summary.

And, I have realised it is important to revisit your thoughts; and in order do that it is important to capture our thoughts. Repetition leads to evolution, evolution leads to understanding, understanding leads to actions; and actions lead to growth and movement.

Collected below is our understanding captured at several intervals. It is quite interesting to revisit how our thoughts about Thought Jumper evolved as a whole.

I pulled out some of our thoughts from the archive around Thought Jumper; and published them below with a hope, that someone could still help me enrich them further.

Here it goes.

What is Thought Jumper?

(Our understanding roughly two years ago, October 2020)

  1. Thought jumper is an attempt to create an intelligent, informed transcript of one’s thoughts in a collaborative/solo conversation; it is going be powered by both an audio as well as a textual interface to feed and render the thought nodes resulting from it; it is further divided into five further subcomponents;
  2. thought transcript from your thought archive which is navigable at any instant one wants to scour through the archive looking for thoughts expressed in the thought journal.
  3. a lot of objective information pulled from social sites and knowledgebases like wikipedia. This is going to help, aid and augment the thought in question in the collective world view through a defined ontology from several knowledge-bases.
  4. a lot of subjective information from several sites that provide contextual filters to understand the etymology and current state of affairs using news, media services. This would perhaps also have a computation engine attached to it visualise the sentiments, movements and collective understanding and responses of a particular thought.
  5. a Thought map #IssueId-1 which is expressed through the origin and etymology of a thought in your navigable archive. This will a navigable universe, visualised though nodes using a graph library; and will also express the thought node in a GPS enabled graph; and longitudinally through a time capsule
  6. a component which helps in seeking responses from the masses; and those who are invited to contribute and collaborate on a thought through an identified Thoughtjumper framework of thought exchange. This will also include polls, surveys and a possibility to marry several thought archives together.

What is a thought?

Some statistics first

  • 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day – THOUGHTS
  • 30 – 40 google searches a day – ACTIONS
  • 70% of new information is forgotten each day – INFORMATION LOSS

(Our understanding around an year and a half ago, September 2021)

  • Thoughts is an instance of neurons firing
  • Thoughts happen to User
  • Thoughts can be phrased(in the Gomad way) for Actions and can represent the following structure
(subject / actor) -> (verb / predicate / actions) -> (object / environment / self)
  • Phrases are summaries of syntax trees that can lead understanding operations / execution of actioned thoughts.
  • Actions can be triggered by thoughts, actions, environment
  • Results / Outcomes are result / output of actions
  • Outcomes maybe gratifications, expressed by sentiments, feelings or some other quantification too.
  • thoughts can be scoped(imagine -bounding box) in dimensions with a focal point thought called perspective
  • Dimensions could be
    • category of experience(learning experience, recreation experience, social experience etc.)
    • Event boundary driven(for eg. registration process)
    • user group driven(organisation, department, public social)
  • Dimensions would house many scenarios in Aspects (in a refined universe as formulas or relationship plots)
  • Widgets cover some Aspects which is a combination of Dimensions
  • Scenarios would happen as structured, sequenced and independent events in interfaces and involve entities over their actions using Widgets
  • Widgets is the communication/conversational interface to the Users authoring Thought-map in the background; while also showing informations, trends and plots as small cross-sections of the Thought-map to the Users

What can we do with our thoughts?

(Our understanding around an year and a half ago, September 2021)

Thoughts can be:

  • classified into categories
  • grouped across categories
  • filtered by category, dimension, scenario, event, entity or group
  • connected or independent chains/entities
  • ordered or sorted by time(chronology), results, groups, users, perspective(ascending, descending), value(high low)
  • part of a milestone, parent / sibling / child thought
  • mapped into a thought-map / cloud
  • streamed like an event stream / thought stream
  • fragmented into a re-playable thought fragment
  • has at least one entity(mostly 3) to form a phrase to kickstart the s-p-o structure syntax tree; that can evolve into a thought cloud.
  • join / unite people, actions through events
  • valued / weighed with user determined scale – good/bad, needed/casual/beneficial/important or any other
  • enriched or built up on by revisiting them, actioning them, adding, removing, refining information setup/collected in them
  • expressed as thought fragment comprising of text, rich media, interactions, chart, visualisation
  • seed / invite more thoughts, collaboration, actions
  • structured, sequenced and understood
  • result into in derivable insights
  • graphed for summary / representation
  • assigned Time to Live(ttl) values to assign longevity, importance, survival, visibility
  • pruned over time by TTL, or by user, or by perspective
  • related to multiple sources, meanings, terms, language contexts, culture
  • accessed / activated by new imprint(mostly with and sometimes without stimuli)

What is the thought map?

(Our understanding about an year ago)

Thoughtmap is an experience cum a visual map that a user can traverse and store to. This will behave like a thought transcript and have an advanced visualization to be best explain the data; several entities as nodes and their relationship with other entities and situations.

It could be a

  • contextual map of that thought node
  • a set of objective information and classes defined per the chosen ontology
  • feed and visualisation of the news and social media
  • subjective definition based on people’s responses / opinions

One of the Hand drawn understanding among the many.


What would we do with a Thought Map?

(Our understanding about a year ago.)

Graph of thoughts

Type of Thought Map:

  • Knowledge Heavy?
  • Experience Heavy?

Interactions on a Thought Map:

  • Scroll/Seek/Rewind
  • Navigate
  • Skip/Filter/Sort
  • Highlight – Tree shaking
  • Boolean on a graph?
  • Record and Playback
  • Enrichment

Use Cases:

  • Lead a conversation
  • To simplify or document an idea
  • To share an understanding → Teach/Preach
  • Graphics for Merchandising

Team Submissions of Thought Map of a Thought Map

What is the role of symbolism in collective thought taking for a meaningful conversation?

(Some of collected thoughts about 2 years ago, still raw in nature)

Understanding the nature of symbolism and its role in collective thought taking, we soon figured, we need a Dictionary of our own to uphold a common vocabulary.

So we built a dictionary for ourselves. TJ Dictionary is a generated portal with latest details of all the verbs used in TJ-ecosystem while it is ever evolving.

This is built atm using Value-exhange sheet(opens new window)

TJ is an ecosystem of tools for Collecting, Writing, Organize/Curating, Visualize, Exploring, Sharing and Collaborating your Thoughts and Actions using this dictionary for a commonly understood semantic.

Thought Jumper, is an enriched ecosystem of experiential tools for communicating and advancing your Thoughts and Actions.


Push your Thought horizon

User Driven system vs Environment driven system

Perspective driven system

Empower your work

Navigator | Writing, Sharing, Organize, Exploring your Thoughts and Actions. Fingerprint of your thought

curate your thoughts | One stop place for everything

Innovation comes from innovation | Push your adjacent boundaries | The more you collect and see, the more you can do


Curator | Collector | Collaboration | Organize | View | == Thoughts

Figure 5. Notes on paper
Figure 6. Schematic structure of thoughts on paper


Figure 7. How Neel’s pursuits when visually represented were very different than ours