as "kaizen" attempts to improve business outputs and processes, critical thinking attempts to improve your thinking processes or output by applying a critical thinking model such as selecting appropriate standards (clear, relevant, logical, significant, accurate, precise, fair etc.) to elements of reasoning (purpose, point of view, questions, assumptions, information, consequences etc.)
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.