Begin by writing down as many Target Futures as possible, and then narrow these down to something that is achievable and that is important to you. By the time I was done, I had 8 new ideas and an action plan. These don't have to be well-defined or even justified:
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This framework encourages you to use creativity and critical thinking at each stage of the problem-solving process. We must fight the temptation to chase after the obvious, ie. Make sure that you have evidence that the problem really does exist.
This book is a must read. Pinpoint the real problem or opportunity. Quotes from Think Better: Learn the real secret of the great minds in history — that productive thinking is a skill that can be learned and developed. Feb 17, Brandon Carlson rated it liked it. If so, what happened, and what can you learn from this? Feb 04, Marcio rated it really liked it.
Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking by Tim Hurson
In this step, you're going to develop your Target Future by defining what success is once you've implemented a solution to your problem.
Sep 28, Eduardo rated it liked it. At the end of this disciplined brainstorming process, you'll have a concrete action plan, complete with timelines and deadlines. Open Preview See a Problem?
But there are very few books that provide clear how-to information that can actually help you think better. Europe Think you think as well as you can?
Then brainstorm the questions that you will need to answer to achieve your Target Future. There were a few good observations scattered about. Start Free Trial No credit card required.
The advantage tjink the model is that it encourages you to use creative and critical thinking skills at each step of the problem-solving process. Good, especially for those in management, but can apply to many different situations as well. It is somewhat business-wise especially when he speaks about planning and assigning resources.
jurson Generate Answers List many possible solutions. Think Better demonstrates how you can start with an intractable technical problem, an unmet consumer need, or a gaping chasm in your business strategy and, by following a clearly defined, practical thinking process, arrive at a robust, innovative solution.
Great companies are better because they have better ideas, better plans, and better execution. Also, a good book to help you think differently.
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The principles you'll find in Think Better are straight-forward: Think Better shows you how you can start with an intractable technical problem, an unmet consumer need, or a gaping chasm in your business strategy and, by following a clearly defined, practical thinking process, arrive at a robust, innovative solution.
He adores mnemonics, formulas and acronyms. Apr 26, Darrell Rubel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The best takeaway from the book uhrson the suggestion to be with the problem for a longer time rather than jumping to the solution. Envision the ideal hugson and establish success criteria.
This book will give you a remarkably high return investment in You, Inc. More than worthwhile — a must. Return to Book Page. For instance, imagine thinm your Target Future is to have a bigger departmental budget. To create the future, you first must be able to imagine it.