Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (Google eBook)

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Ten Speed Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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Rethink the Way You Think
In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas?
In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking Thinkertoys, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius. From the linear to the intuitive, this comprehensive handbook details ingenious creative-thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways. Through fun and thought-provoking exercises, you’ll learn how to create original ideas that will improve your personal life and your business life. Michalko’s techniques show you how to look at the same information as everyone else and see something different.
With hundreds of hints, tricks, tips, tales, and puzzles, Thinkertoys will open your mind to a world of innovative solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday problems.

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User Review  - Derrick Trimble - Goodreads

While I enjoyed most of the book, I think I enjoyed it because it appealed to a couple of my entrenched preferences. I toyed with the idea of using optical illusions as training tools for a time, but ... Read full review

Review: Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques

User Review  - Darrell Rubel - Goodreads

Stuck in the same rut of thinking creatively? Working on a project with a team that can benefit from thinking out of the box? Want to up the ante on your own creativity? Then this book is for you ... Read full review


Preface to the New Edition
Original Spin 3
False Faces reversal 43
TugofWar forcefield analysis 111
Future Fruit future scenarios 150
Warming Up 299

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Michael Michalko is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world. As an officer in the U.S. Army, he organized a team of NATO intelligence specialists and international academics in Frankfurt, Germany, to research, collect, and categorize all known inventive-thinking methods. His team applied these methods to various NATO military, political, and economic problems and produced a variety of breakthrough ideas and creative solutions to new and old problems. After leaving military service, he was contracted by the CIA to facilitate think tanks using his creative-thinking techniques. He specializes in providing creativity workshops, seminars, and think tanks for clients who range from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.

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