Thinkertoys : A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques, Paperback Book

Thinkertoys : A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques Paperback

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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  • Category: Business & management
  • ISBN: 9781580087735



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Great in tandem with "Cracking Creativity". I respect Mr. Michalko's work. I was flooded with ideas. I refer to these books all the time. I highly recommend.

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I decided to buy this (piece of art) book just by skimming the Table-Of-Contents.When i started reading, i was really stunned by the classification and thoughts flow through the book. Now, i'm holding the MindMap i've generated for this book on my mobilephone wherever i go, been using it for a while and the resulting thoughts are really more than spectacular. I think i can find another solution for every problem i try to solve just by applying ideas from this book.I really recommend this book to anyone who's, like me, always seeking a new point-of-view.

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We are all born as talented artists but what do we forget as we grow? Michael Michalko helps us remember what we already unconsciously knew or simply did as we were creative kids. But make no mistakes, this book is not the silver bullet for all of your problems. You must be patient, very open-minded, not slave to the habit or discipline (just for the sake of discipline) and move along your way to being much more creative. I really liked the structure of the book and I think I can use it as a creativity and problem solving reference, a kind of handbook. I have already read 'Mind Performance Hacks' and 'Pragmatic Thinking & Learning' which referred to some famous techniques and examples in this solid book. Be warned: some of you may find the overuse of anecdotes disturbing or not very theoretical but grasping the essence of some of them will be very helpful.

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