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Think Better An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking

ISBN-10: 0071494936
ISBN-13: 9780071494939
Edition: 2008
Authors: Tim Hurson
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Description: The Productive Thinking Model is a framework that will help you think better, think more effectively, and think more powerfully. Many companies use it to generate fresh solutions for tough business problems, and many individuals rely on it to solve  More...

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 1/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The Productive Thinking Model is a framework that will help you think better, think more effectively, and think more powerfully. Many companies use it to generate fresh solutions for tough business problems, and many individuals rely on it to solve pressing personal problems. In both cases, thinking better can change lives. This book is designed to teach you the productive thinking process. Its principles are straight-forward: separate your thinking into creative thinking and critical thinking; stay with the question; strive for the "third third" by generating lots and lots of ideas; and look for unexpected connections. The model consists of six interlocking steps: Step 1: What's Going On? Explore and truly understand the challenge. Step 2: What's Success? Envision the ideal outcome and establish success criteria. Step 3: What's the Question? Pinpoint the real problem or opportunity. Step 4: Generate Answers List many possible solutions. Step 5: Forge the Solution Decide which solution is best. Then make it better. Step 6: Align Resources Create an action plan. Tim Hurson starts by explaining how we all build inner barriers to effective thinking. He identifies our habits of thinking that severely limit our behavior, from "monkey mind" to "gator brain." Then he demonstrates how to overcome these barriers. More than anything, productive thinking is an attitude that will let you look at problems and convert them into opportunities. At the end of this disciplined brainstorming process, you'll have a concrete action plan, complete with timelines and deadlines. The book is filled with many of Hurson's original brainstorming tools that will empower you togenerate, organize, and process ideas. For example, you can identify your best ideas using the five C's: Cull, Cluster, Combine, Clarify and Choose. And you can transform an embryonic idea into a robust solution with POWER, which stands for Positives, Objections, What else?, Enhancements and Remedies. To create the future, you first must be able to imagine it. Productive thinking is a way to help you do that.

Tim Hursonhas been working in the field of “applied creativity” for more than 25 years. In 2004, he launched thinkx intellectual capital, a firm that provides global corporations with training, facilitation, and consultation in productive thinking and innovation.

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