Re-Think: How to Think Differently

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 6, 2006 - Self-Help - 292 pages
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What does it take to re-think anything in your life? Sometimes nothing short of turning your whole world upside down. Slow down your thinking for a moment. What is your brain doing? Almost certainly trying to come up with a single right answer because then you can stop thinking about the problem. All too often we are not really thinking, but sleepwalking through life. Fresh angles on familiar problems elude us. Re-thinking is the opposite: it means seeing better or different solutions. In other words, thinking as unusual. Rethink shows you why and how.

What if today you were to . . . Buy a new newspaper? Take a different route home? Say ‘yes’ to everything your partner asks? Invent new rituals for your family? Surround yourself with beauty? Try a first take at the creative fantasy sleeping in the attic of your mind? Find a new hero? Discover more about your upbringing? Act as if anything were possible rather than yes-butting the new?

You’d be a re-thinker.Why not? There’s always a better or different solution to the way you lead your personal or professional life. Rethink will help you to stop living on autopilot and reawaken your sense of wonder, curiosity, and creativity.

 

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Contents

how to think differently Introduction
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how to think differently 1 The way we see things
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how to think differently 2 Awakening curiosity
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how to think differently 3 Intuition and eureka
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how to think differently 4 Paying attention
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how to think differently 5 Cocreation
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how to think differently 6 Funny bones
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how to think differently 7 Simply beautiful
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how to think differently 9 Meditation
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how to think differently 10 You me us relationships
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how to think differently 11 The biggest rethink of all
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how to think differently Coda Acting as if
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how to think differently Appendix 1 The ReThink research
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how to think differently Appendix 2 Rethink resources
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how to think differently About Nigel Barlow
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how to think differently Index
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how to think differently 8 Storytime
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Nigel May Barlow is a re-thinker, agent provocateur, and creative presenter to many of the world's leading organizations. He has inspired individuals and companies around the world to creatively re-think their lives and businesses. His last book was Batteries Included! - Creating Legendary Customer Service. Nigel is well known for this entertaining and inspiring presentations. After a wrong early career choice, he learnt that you could have far more fun as a a re-thinker. He lives in Oxford, England and Heathrow Departures Lounge.

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