Think Bigger: How to Innovate

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Columbia University Press, 2023 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
"Over the past few years, Sheena Iyengar and William Duggan have developed and taught original course material at Columbia Business School that applies a new method of creative thinking to innovation problems of all kinds. It draws from recent advances in cognitive psychology and gives guidance on converting the natural methodology of creative thinkers throughout history to a formal method readers can teach and learn in a conventional classroom workshop setting. The heart of the method is a wide and thorough search for relevant examples beyond what you currently know: that is how you think bigger. Some steps make sure the problem itself is realistic, ambitious, and something that matches your own desires - so you truly want to solve it. Other steps help you arrive at a new combination of relevant examples that solve the problem in a way that other people understand and accept. They call this method Think Bigger, and this eponymous book will cover the theoretical concepts, leading teachers and students through the method step-by-step. There are six major steps in all, each presented as a teaching session lecture-style and as a chapter in the book. The course exercises are covered in a separate Workbook"--

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About the author (2023)

Sheena Iyengar is the S. T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Department at Columbia Business School and the best-selling author of The Art of Choosing (2010). She is a leading expert on the study of innovation, choice, leadership, and creativity and regularly consults with a range of organizations on methods for innovation.