Accidental Genius: Revolutionize Your Thinking Through Private Writing

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2000 - Business & Economics - 142 pages
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Private writing enables businesspeople to get at their best, most creative, and most practical thinking. Mark Levy advocates writing without concern for grammar, punctuation, or style to achieve expressions of pure thought. He urges readers to write quickly on the theory that fast is honest. He also encourages writers to identify energy sources, follow digressions in thinking, investigate multiple perspectives, and translate written wisdom into real action.
 

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User Review  - Benedict8 - LibraryThing

I highly recommend this book. It has a tinge of psychobabble which is easy to overlook. The big discovery here is the call to simply write, write, write to improve my own skills. The author got me to ... Read full review

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This book has changed the way I read and organize my thoughts. Read full review

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Contents

Your Bankable Head
1
Thoughts as Currency
3
What to Think About
7
The Six Secrets to Private Writing
11
Secret 1 Try Easy
13
Secret 2 Write Fast and Continuously
17
Secret 3 Work Against a Limit
25
Secret 4 Write the Way You Think
29
Hold a Paper Conversation
61
Drop Your Mind on Paper
71
Embrace Novelty
77
Give Yourself Proof
81
The Benefit in Growing Tired of Yourself
85
The Magic of Exact Writing
91
Extract Gold from a Business Book
99
Write Your Way into Solutions A Demo
107

Secret 5 Go with the Thought
35
Secret 6 Redirect Your Attention with FocusChangers
41
Powerful Refinements
45
Idea as Product
47
Open Up Words
51
Get Unreal with Reality Tweaking
57
You Are What You Focus On
115
Bonus Brain Food
121
Thought Starters
123
Thirteen Valuable Writing Books
127
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About the author (2000)

JOEL BAUER is one of the most sought-after public speakers in America, addressing some 200 audiences each year. His clients include such organizations as 3M, Canon, General Motors, IBM, Intel, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Panasonic, and Philips. The Wall Street Journal Online has referred to him as "undoubtedly the chairman of the board" of corporate tradeshow rainmaking.

MARK LEVY is the founder of Levy Innovation, a marketing strategy firm that makes people and companies compelling. He has also written or co-created four books, including Accidental Genius: Revolutionize Your Thinking Through Private Writing, which has been translated into five languages.

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