Brainstorming and Beyond

Brainstorming and Beyond
Author: Chauncey Wilson
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 012407166X
ISBN 13: 9780124071667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brainstorming and Beyond Book Review:

Brainstorming and Beyond describes the techniques for generating ideas verbally, in writing, or through sketches. The first chapter focuses on brainstorming, the foundation method for ideation, which is a complex social process building off of social psychology principles, motivational constructs, and corporate culture. Brainstorming is commonly portrayed as an easy way to generate ideas, but in reality, it is a complex social process that is often flawed in ways that are not self-evident. Chapter 2 discusses Brainwriting, which is a variation on brainstorming in which each person writes ideas down on paper and then passes the paper to a new person who reads the first set of ideas and adds new ones. Since there is no group shouting out of ideas, strong facilitation skills are not required, and more often than not, Brainwriting results greatly exceed those of group brainstorming in a shorter time because ideas are generated in a parallel, rather than serial, fashion. Brainwriting is useful when time is limited, groups are hostile, or you are dealing with a culture where shouting out wild or divergent ideas might be difficult. Finally, in Chapter 3, readers learn about Braindrawing, a method of visual brainstorming that helps practitioners generate ideas for icons, other graphics, user interface layouts, or Web page designs. Each of these methods provides readers with ways to generate, present, and evaluate ideas so they can begin building a strong foundation for product success. Learn the proper techniques for generating ideas with limited time, hostile audiences, and limited facilitation support Explores efficient processes for analyzing the value of ideas Examines ways to generate visual as well as textual ideas

Graphic Design Thinking

Graphic Design Thinking
Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Cole Phillips
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2011-07-27
ISBN 10: 9781568989792
ISBN 13: 1568989792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Design Thinking Book Review:

Creativity is more than an inborn talent; it is a hard-earned skill, and like any other skill, it improves with practice. Graphic Design Thinking: How to Define Problems, Get Ideas, and Create Form explores a variety of informal techniques ranging from quick, seat-of-the-pants approaches to more formal research methods for stimulating fresh thinking, and ultimately arriving at compelling and viable solutions. In the style with which author Ellen has come to been known hands-on, up-close approach to instructional design writing brainstorming techniques are grouped around the three basic phases of the design process: defining the problem, inventing ideas, and creating form. Creative research methods include focus groups, interviewing, brand mapping, and co-design. Each method is explained with a brief narrative text followed by a variety of visual demonstrations and case studies. Also included are discussions with leading professionals, including Art Chantry, Ivan Chermayeff, Jessica Helfand, Steven Heller, Abott Miller, Christoph Niemann, Paula Scher, and Martin Venezky, about how they get ideas and what they do when the well runs dry. The book is directed at working designers, design students, and anyone who wants to apply inventive thought patterns to everyday creative challenges.

Beyond Brainstorming Idealogue

Beyond Brainstorming   Idealogue
Author: Pepe Nummi
Publsiher: Grape People Finland Oy
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2016-06-27
ISBN 10: 9789529373437
ISBN 13: 9529373430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Brainstorming Idealogue Book Review:

The idealogue method is an improved alternative to traditional brainstorming methods and doesn't just allow for ideas to be created and shared, but also helps facilitate the understanding of ideas, creating group consensus. Pepe, the original thief of idealogue method, explains how the method works, the concepts behind the method, and how to use the method with other tools and techniques to achieve a variety of aims in common business settings and meetings. In this book the reader will be taken directly into facilitative sessions around the world, and provided a front row seat to watch the idealogue method at work. The book strives to be a true user's manual, providing tangible, practical advice for how to effectively use the idealogue method in different situations.

The Smart Solution Book

The Smart Solution Book
Author: David Cotton
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 1292142324
ISBN 13: 9781292142326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smart Solution Book Book Review:

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF PROBLEM-SOLVING TOOLS, GAMES AND TECHNIQUES USED BY BRAINSTORMERS, GAMECHANGERS AND TRAILBLAZERS. As working life becomes more complex, we are increasingly faced with problems which may at first seem insoluble. The Smart Solution Book is your guide to solving these problems, whatever their size. The Smart Solution Book explains each tool in detail – what it is, when and how to use it, its strengths and its limitations. The tools range from quick fixes, which can be used by someone working alone, to large scale solutions which can be used by groups of 100 and more. You can also use the tools separately or in combination with each other. • Frame problems so they can be solved • Find a solution to even the most intractable problem • Enjoy the process of problem solving, whether alone or in collaboration with others • Become more creative in your thinking so that, over time, solutions begin to present themselves The Smart Solution Book will change your way of thinking about business problems: apply the techniques and see the solutions unfold. “The essential guide for any problem solving situation. Effective, practical and very accessible. Highly recommended.” Chris Garthwaite, CEO CGA Consulting "There isn't a single individual or organisation that could fail to benefit from the many practical approaches to problem-solving in this book. Everyone should read it!” Andrew Hilton, Managing Director, Corporate Training Partnerships Ltd “F. Durrenmatt says 'What concerns everyone, can only be solved by everyone' - and David's book is the practical guide to getting everyone fully engaged with a creative technique to solve any of your challenges.” Peter Schwanh™ußer, Partner, papilio ag, Zurich

Beyond the Obvious

Beyond the Obvious
Author: Phil McKinney
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN 10: 1401304133
ISBN 13: 9781401304133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Obvious Book Review:

The Killer Questions Your Company Should Be Asking Generating and executing great ideas is the key to staying ahead in a rapidly changing world. It seems so basic. Why is it so hard to actually get right? According to innovation expert Phil McKinney, the real problem is that we're teaching people to ask the wrong questions about their businesses--or none at all. There has to be a better way. In Beyond the Obvious, McKinney will help you use his proven FIRE (Focus, Ideation, Rank, Execution) Method to dig deeper and get back to asking the right questions--the ones all companies must ask to survive. Full of real-world examples, this book will change the way you operate, innovate, and create, and it all begins with battle-tested questions Phil has gathered on note cards throughout his career. Shared for the first time here, these "Killer Questions" include: What are the rules and assumptions my industry operates under? What if the opposite were true? What will be the buying criteria used by my customer in 5 years? What are my unshakable beliefs about what my customers want? Who uses my product in ways I never anticipated? These questions will reframe the way you see your products, your customers, and the way the two interact. Whether you're a company of thousands or a lean startup, Beyond the Obvious will give you the skills and easy-to-follow plan you need to make both the revolutionary changes and nuanced tweaks required for success. Praise for Beyond the Obvious "Human beings are creatures of habit, so getting ourselves and our teams to think beyond the obvious is a challenge we face all the time. Phil McKinney is an innovation expert, and his killer questions and hit-the-spot anecdotes provide a great way to get out in front of opportunities we otherwise won't see." --Geoffrey Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and Escape Velocity "I've always believed that asking the right questions is the essence of design. Phil McKinney proves that point with this wonderful set of killer questions that will jumpstart-or greatly enhance- your innovation efforts." --B. Joseph Pine II, co-author, The Experience Economy & Infinite Possibility. "Product Innovation is a prerequisite to building great brands. Phil's questions are a prerequisite to building innovative products." --Satjiv S. Chahil, former global marketing chief, Apple

Me Myself Ideas

Me  Myself   Ideas
Author: Carrie Anton,Jessica Nordskog
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 152485316X
ISBN 13: 9781524853167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me Myself Ideas Book Review:

An essential resource for any self-employed, freelance, or work-from-home professional, Me, Myself & Ideas offers tips, tools, and a host of exercises aimed at crushing mental blocks and forging ahead with creative solutions. Whether you're stuck on a logistical problem or experiencing a creative dry spell, the activities in this book are sure to get you thinking (and creating) in new and powerful ways.

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom
Author: Rev. Oneal Sandidge PhD D.Min.
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 1512791490
ISBN 13: 9781512791495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Classroom Book Review:

Beyond the Classroom provides an easy-to-read plan for church pastors and church leaders to improve Christian education in the church. Teaching and teacher training are the main emphasis of the book. The scholar and former director of Christian education in a New York megachurch provides the AZ plan for developing or improving Christian education.

Beyond Fences A resource book

Beyond Fences  A resource book
Author: Dianne Buchan
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9782831703411
ISBN 13: 2831703417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Fences A resource book Book Review:

Understanding and managing the concerns of local people is essential for the success of most, if not all, conservation initiatives. These two volumes are a resource set designed to help professionals employed in conservation initiatives to identify the social concerns that are relevant for their work, assess options for action and implement them. The first volume is a companion to a process and may be used to assist in planning, evaluating or redesigning a conservation initiative. It is expected to involve a series of meetings in field-based activities. The second volume is a reference book to be consulted, as needed, at various stages in the process.


Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 110163152X
ISBN 13: 9781101631522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brainstorm Book Review:

In this New York Times–bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

Beyond Bullet Points 3rd Edition

Beyond Bullet Points  3rd Edition
Author: Cliff Atkinson
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN 10: 0735662258
ISBN 13: 9780735662254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Bullet Points 3rd Edition Book Review:

Unlock the amazing story buried in your presentation—and forget boring, bullet-point-riddled slides forever! Guided by communications expert Cliff Atkinson, you’ll walk you through an innovative, three-step methodology for increasing the impact of your presentation. Discover how to combine classic storytelling techniques with the power of visual media to create a rich, engaging experience with your audience. Fully updated for PowerPoint 2010, and featuring compelling presentation examples from classroom to boardroom, this book will help transform your presentations—and your business impact!

Beyond Succession Planning

Beyond Succession Planning
Author: Lori Spina,James D. Spina
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2021-02-08
ISBN 10: 1839820780
ISBN 13: 9781839820786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Succession Planning Book Review:

James and Lori Spina illustrate how a strategic system aligns workplace transitions with the organizational vision, mission, and top level strategies to meet the needs of all stakeholders. Providing a road map for how to carry this out, they propose a cutting edge leadership style to complement this strategic approach.

Beyond Winning

Beyond Winning
Author: Robert H. Mnookin
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2004-04-15
ISBN 10: 0674504100
ISBN 13: 9780674504103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Winning Book Review:

Conflict is inevitable, in both deals and disputes. Yet when clients call in the lawyers to haggle over who gets how much of the pie, traditional hard-bargaining tactics can lead to ruin. Too often, deals blow up, cases don't settle, relationships fall apart, justice is delayed. Beyond Winning charts a way out of our current crisis of confidence in the legal system. It offers a fresh look at negotiation, aimed at helping lawyers turn disputes into deals, and deals into better deals, through practical, tough-minded problem-solving techniques.

Beyond Level One Grammar and Composition

Beyond Level One  Grammar and Composition
Author: Amin Abu-Ayyash
Publsiher: World Heritage Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-01-03
ISBN 10: 6144131140
ISBN 13: 9786144131145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Level One Grammar and Composition Book Review:

What is special about Beyond? In Grammar • Covering the main topics assigned to this level • Presenting the topics simply, clearly, and sufficiently • Providing ample graded practice activities • Enhancing oral and written communication skills In Composition • Focusing on the writing process as an appropriate means to effective writing • Introducing the basic types of writing: expository, descriptive, narrative, and persuasive • Providing guided and semi-guided practice to ensure mastery of basic writing skills • Enhancing competency in writing freely and effectively Beyond is all that you need!

Beyond Bullet Points

Beyond Bullet Points
Author: Cliff Atkinson
Publsiher: Microsoft Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN 10: 1509305572
ISBN 13: 9781509305575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Bullet Points Book Review:

Beyond Bullet Points, Fourth Edition “Throw away those room-emptying, left-brain slides–and use Atkinson’s book to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an epic.” –Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind Think beyond bullet points–and amplify the impact of your message! Now in its fourth edition, this popular classic illuminates an innovative, step-by-step methodology designed to unlock the amazing visual story waiting to be released from your message. Communications expert Cliff Atkinson shows how to apply classic storytelling tenets and practical, research-based guidelines as you work with Microsoft PowerPoint–for memorable, meaningful, and persuasive visual stories. Change your approach–and transform your results! Find your story thread Create an emotional connection to increase your impact. Cut through the clutter Distill your message and get right to the point. Bring your story to life Storyboard your ideas, find your natural voice, and deliver a compelling presentation!

Moving Beyond Environmental Compliance

Moving Beyond Environmental Compliance
Author: Thomas Elliott Welch
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 1351430041
ISBN 13: 9781351430043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving Beyond Environmental Compliance Book Review:

Since the U.S. Department of Energy (as well as other Federal and International agencies) will stop granting contracts to companies that fail to comply with 14000 standards, the search is on for any book that will make 14000 compliance easier. Tom Welch, with more than 20 years experience in environmental engineering and project management, provides such a book! Moving Beyond Environmental Compliance: A Handbook for Integrating Pollution Prevention with ISO 14000 is the first text to combine the best aspects of Pollution Prevention (P2), Total Quality Management (TQM), and ISO 14000, into a comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for achieving environmental compliance. The ever-increasing cost of environmental compliance as it is passed onto consumers, cuts into the profit margin and reduces an organization's competitive edge. At the very least, compliance cuts into operating budgets, and directs attention away from the primary business of an organization. This handbook demystifies the implementation of effective environmental management systems as described in the ISO 14000, and clarifies the application of effective pollution prevention methodologies that can drastically reduce this compliance burden.

Beyond the Textbook Using Trade Books and Databases to Teach Our Nation s History Grades 7 12

Beyond the Textbook  Using Trade Books and Databases to Teach Our Nation s History  Grades 7   12
Author: Carianne Bernadowski,Patricia L. Kolencik,Robert Del Greco
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN 10: 1610690389
ISBN 13: 9781610690386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Textbook Using Trade Books and Databases to Teach Our Nation s History Grades 7 12 Book Review:

This collection of standards-based lessons will guide middle and high school teachers while teaching the nation's history in a user-friendly, ready-made fashion.

Quality Beyond Six Sigma

Quality Beyond Six Sigma
Author: Ron Basu,J. Nevan Wright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-06-14
ISBN 10: 1136370420
ISBN 13: 9781136370427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality Beyond Six Sigma Book Review:

Six Sigma is a data-driven management system with near-perfect performance that is a statistical target of operating with no more that 3.4 defects per one million chances. Six sigma has both created avid interest and raised concerns among executives and its practioners. This is all very well for multinationals like Motorola or General Electric but how can it help small and medium-sized enterprises or the service industry? How do you ensure that solutions stick? Quality Beyond Six Sigma responds to this challenge and provides a practical implementation of the issues of Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise and Total Quality and aligns the 'hard' sigma message with the softer sustainable 'strategic issues'. The result is FIT SIGMA. The authors utilize major and minor case studies to support principles and learnings of FIT SIGMA and include review examples and self-assessment that underpin the sustainable process. The three major case studies are contributed by General Electric, Dow Chemical and Seagate Technology. Senior Executives and Managers of organizations of all types and sizes, Management Consultants and Students of all disciplines will find this book a stimulating guide to quality and operational excellence.

Unleashing Engineering Creativity

Unleashing Engineering Creativity
Author: Joseph Berk
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781481177252
ISBN 13: 1481177257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unleashing Engineering Creativity Book Review:

In his latest book, author and educator Joseph Berk explores the best techniques for stimulating creative thinking, creating new products, improving existing products, and solving design challenges. Surprisingly, even those of us who are paid to be creative often need help. Most of us lose much of our natural creativity by the time we finish high school, but we can regain it through the techniques included in Unleashing Engineering Creativity. This is exciting and fun material, and Unleashing Engineering Creativity presents it in an interesting and engaging manner. Many organizations and engineers rely on brainstorming as their primary creative and inventive tool, but this simplistic approach often fails to stimulate creativity in a meaningful way. Unleashing Engineering Creativity goes far beyond brainstorming. This book explores powerful new creativity stimulation approaches and provides recommendations for overcoming self-imposed obstacles. The title says it all. If you want to unleash your engineering creativity, this book will help you and your organization attain significant creativity improvements.

Beyond Databases Architectures and Structures Paving the Road to Smart Data Processing and Analysis

Beyond Databases  Architectures and Structures  Paving the Road to Smart Data Processing and Analysis
Author: Stanisław Kozielski,Dariusz Mrozek,Paweł Kasprowski,Bożena Małysiak-Mrozek,Daniel Kostrzewa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 3030190935
ISBN 13: 9783030190934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Databases Architectures and Structures Paving the Road to Smart Data Processing and Analysis Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference entitled Beyond Databases, Architectures and Structures, BDAS 2019, held in Ustroń, Poland, in May 2019. It consists of 26 carefully reviewed papers selected from 69 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections, namely big data and cloud computing; architectures, structures and algorithms for efficient data processing and analysis; artificial intelligence, data mining and knowledge discovery; image analysis and multimedia mining; bioinformatics and biomedical data analysis; industrial applications; networks and security.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN 10: 1101444207
ISBN 13: 9781101444207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Good Ideas Come From Book Review:

A fascinating deep dive on innovation from the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Unexpected Life The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple, Johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and pulls out the approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality.