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How to Have Kick ass Ideas

How to Have Kick ass Ideas Author Chris Baréz-Brown
ISBN-10 9781602392434
Release 2008
Pages 255
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The one-stop resource for your own brilliant ideas! Stuck in a rut? Bored? Dissatisfied? Uninspired? Got a problem you don't know how to solve? What if you knew exactly what you wanted and could make it happen, right now? To get there, you need creativity--you need some kick-ass ideas. This book is chock-full of practical and inspirational ways to help you jump-start your creativity, identify what you want in life, and then make it happen. Chris Bar�z-Brown turns companies around the world into highly creative and successful teams. Here he pours his best techniques into a book that reunites you with the imaginative genius inside you. It's about fun, freshness, and new ways of thinking, filling your life with new experiences, and then getting playful. With these step-by-step activities, case studies, and imaginative practical exercises, you can find out exactly what it is you want and then make it real! 75 color illustrations.



The Moment of Clarity

The Moment of Clarity Author Christian Madsbjerg
ISBN-10 9781422191903
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 224
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Businesses need a new type of problem solving. Why? Because they are getting people wrong. Traditional problem-solving methods taught in business schools serve us well for some of the everyday challenges of business, but they tend to be ineffective with problems involving a high degree of uncertainty. Why? Because, more often than not, these tools are based on a flawed model of human behavior. And that flawed model is the invisible scaffolding that supports our surveys, our focus groups, our R&D, and much of our long-term strategic planning. In The Moment of Clarity, Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel Rasmussen examine the business world’s assumptions about human behavior and show how these assumptions can lead businesses off track. But the authors chart a way forward. Using theories and tools from the human sciences—anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and psychology—The Moment of Clarity introduces a practical framework called sensemaking. Sensemaking’s nonlinear problem-solving approach gives executives a better way to understand business challenges involving shifts in human behavior. This new methodology, a fundamentally different way to think about strategy, is already taking off in Fortune 100 companies around the world. Through compelling case studies and their direct experience with LEGO, Samsung, Adidas, Coloplast, and Intel, Madsbjerg and Rasmussen will show you how to solve problems as diverse as setting company direction, driving growth, improving sales models, understanding the real culture of your organization, and finding your way in new markets. Over and over again, executives say the same thing after engaging in a process of sensemaking: “Now I see it . . .” This experience—the moment of clarity—has the potential to drive the entire strategic future of your company. Isn’t it time you and your firm started getting people right? Learn more about the innovation and strategy work of ReD Associates at: redassociates.com



Accidental Genius

Accidental Genius Author Mark Levy
ISBN-10 9781605096513
Release 2010-08-09
Pages 192
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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. That’s because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts so we sound smart and in control and so we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems where such conventional thinking fails us? How do we get unstuck? For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting, a technique he’s used for years to solve all types of business problems and generate ideas for books, articles, and blog posts. Freewriting is deceptively simple: start writing as fast as you can, for as long as you can, about a subject you care deeply about, while ignoring the standard rules of grammar and spelling. Your internal editor won’t be able to keep up with your output—you’ll generate breakthrough ideas and solutions that you couldn’t have created any other way. Levy shares his six secrets to freewriting as well as fifteen problem-solving and creativity-stimulating principles you can use if you need more firepower—seven of which are new to this edition. Also new to this edition: an extensive section on how to refine your raw freewriting into something you can share with the world.



Sensemaking

Sensemaking Author Christian Madsbjerg
ISBN-10 9780316393232
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 240
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Based on his work at some of the world's largest companies, including Ford, Adidas, and Chanel, Christian Madsbjerg's Sensemaking is a provocative stand against the tyranny of big data and scientism, and an urgent, overdue defense of human intelligence. Humans have become subservient to algorithms. Every day brings a new Moneyball fix--a math whiz who will crack open an industry with clean fact-based analysis rather than human intuition and experience. As a result, we have stopped thinking. Machines do it for us. Christian Madsbjerg argues that our fixation with data often masks stunning deficiencies, and the risks for humankind are enormous. Blind devotion to number crunching imperils our businesses, our educations, our governments, and our life savings. Too many companies have lost touch with the humanity of their customers, while marginalizing workers with liberal arts-based skills. Contrary to popular thinking, Madsbjerg shows how many of today's biggest success stories stem not from "quant" thinking but from deep, nuanced engagement with culture, language, and history. He calls his method sensemaking. In this landmark book, Madsbjerg lays out five principles for how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals can use it to solve their thorniest problems. He profiles companies using sensemaking to connect with new customers, and takes readers inside the work process of sensemaking "connoisseurs" like investor George Soros, architect Bjarke Ingels, and others. Both practical and philosophical, Sensemaking is a powerful rejoinder to corporate groupthink and an indispensable resource for leaders and innovators who want to stand out from the pack.



Free

Free Author Chris Baréz-Brown
ISBN-10 9780670923564
Release 2014-06-05
Pages 224
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Chris Barez-Brown, author of SHINE, brings us a new book which inspires you to set your own rules at work, and make your job work for you. 'Life and work are intrinsically linked. They are not separate; they are one. If we want to live an extraordinary life, we have to make our work equally extraordinary. When your work resonates with purpose, you jump out of bed every morning, excited by the possibilities the day holds for you. Everything else in your life seems to have a glow about it, and you exude much more personal shine. My aim in writing this book is to help you feel like that every day. To help you make your work work for you. To feel truly free. Reading FREE will: -Remind you that you are fantastic and have the ability to do amazing things. -Show you that work is your slave, not the other way round. -Help you make work your ticket to an extraordinary future. Put you in the driving seat and show you a route to freedom.' 'Buy this book and free your mind, life and career' Shaa Wasmund, bestselling author of Stop Talking, Start Doing 'Successful people love what they do. You can too. Read FREE and learn how to make work work for you' Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There Chris Baréz-Brown is on a mission to bring creative leadership to the business world and beyond. After helping turn Carling Black Label into the first British billion pound brand, he joined ?What If!, the innovation and ideas agency. There he helped some of the world's biggest businesses get better at innovating. In 2009 he founded Upping Your Elvis, a business whose sole focus is to release the genius of organisations by helping their people shine more brightly. He works with the likes of Coca-Cola, Nike, Diageo and WPP to help their teams make an extraordinary impact. His previous book,SHINE: HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE AT WORK, found a global audience. As Seth Godin said, 'This book doesn't read: it buzzes.



Wake Up

Wake Up Author Chris Baréz-Brown
ISBN-10 9781615194117
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 304
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Don’t waste a minute of your extraordinary life! You have an unlimited capacity to have fun, meet amazing people, and feel truly awake every single day. But do you? When you’re living on autopilot (and most people are—80 percent of the time), those opportunities pass you by. Snap out of it! Any one of the 54 playful strategies in Wake Up! will bring your brain back to life. Chris Baréz-Brown spells out the Insight, Plan, and Payoff of every strategy. For example, Steal Back Time: The Insight: If you’re not in control of your time, you are not in control of your life. The Plan: Steal some back! Schedule a meeting that doesn’t exist, or skip a commitment that fills you with dread and instead do something that fills you with joy. The Payoff: When we act more consciously to decide how we spend our time, we naturally create space to wake up more and more every day. Stop sleepwalking through life and make every day count!



The Woman s Wakeup

The Woman s Wakeup Author Lois Joy Johnson
ISBN-10 9780762458349
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 280
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Women know from experience that what it means to be independent, adventurous, successful, and sexy changes over time to fit new mindsets, roles, and lifestyles. Whether navigating the landscape of a new career path, dating again in a digital age, or in need of a beauty and fashion overhaul, award-winning journalist and author Lois Joy Johnson has the fix for women 50+. The Woman's Wakeup is a user-friendly, inspirational guide that provides firsthand advice for women on everything from dating (again!) to being a glam grandmother, reviving a wardrobe, making friends in a new town, working in a new environment, and figuring out how to stand out in a youth-obsessed world. Filled with Johnson's expert tips—as well as interviews with medical professionals and women 50+ of various walks of life who have been there, done that, and are still on the road to adventure—The Woman's Wakeup will inspire you to feel more confident, stylish, and evolved than ever.



STICKY WISDOM HOW TO START A CREATIVE REVOLUTION AT WORK

STICKY WISDOM  HOW TO START A CREATIVE REVOLUTION AT WORK Author Dave Allan
ISBN-10 8126514876
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 208
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Market_Desc: § Managers§ Leaders § Heads of Department Special Features: · Bestselling book about developing creativity at work, Sticky Wisdom has sold over 13,000 copies since publication. The first edition sold over 4,000 copies.· What If! has consistently featured in the top Best Place to Work in both the UK and EU; last year it was in the top ten nationally and top 50 in Europe and this year it has been voted as The Best Place to work in the UK, proving that it is dedicated to living by its values.· Accessible and highly visual book packed with information. About The Book: This book gives you the power, insight, and courage to capture the essence of creativity at work. This one-of-a-kind book breaks creativity into six practical behaviors and shows you how all of us--not just the wacky genius--is packed with creative potential. This fully updated and expanded edition is filled with new insights, stories, and cases it will help you find or recapture your creativity with proven exercises that will help unlock the creative potential in anyone.



The List

The List Author Gail Belsky
ISBN-10 1580052568
Release 2008
Pages 219
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A motivational guide for women of the baby-boomer generation lists dozens of ideas from the challenging to the outrageous on how to add novelty to a life, in a collection of inspirational stories about women who pursued such activities as getting a tattoo, riding in a fire truck, and using food as foreplay. Original.



Poke The Box

Poke The Box Author Seth Godin
ISBN-10 9780698409002
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 96
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"A one-two punch! Half kick in the ass, half cheerleading encouragement." —Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art If you are happy being just a dreamer, perhaps you don’t need this book. If you’re enjoying the status quo, don’t even consider reading this book. If you are content waiting for success to find you, please put this book down and go find something else to read. Why has Poke the Box become a cult classic? Because it’s a book that dares readers to do something they’re afraid of. It could be what you need, too. "Is Seth Godin the Pied Piper for however many of us have been afraid to fail? Will I answer his call? Will you?" —Peter Shermeta, reviewing the original edition of Poke the Box From the Hardcover edition.



A Good Hard Kick in the Ass

A Good Hard Kick in the Ass Author Rob Adams
ISBN-10 9780307419644
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 304
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Every day, Rob Adams helps entrepreneurs find true markets for their products, design solid business models, and hire great teams—because that’s what it takes to build a successful company. While this sounds self-evident, far too many entrepreneurs have forgotten these fundamentals. They’ve been influenced by what Adams calls “business porn,” myths lingering like a bad hangover from the easy success days of the late ’90s. These entrepreneurs believe a unique idea is the key to igniting a great business. They think their industry experience already makes them experts on customer needs. They have simplistic, self-defeating illusions about sales, marketing, financing, and more. They say things like “I have a million-dollar business idea for a new product.” Wake up, says Adams: Good ideas are not scarce—they’re a dime a dozen. Businesses are successful not because of a unique idea but because of extraordinary execution. They offer a better, faster, or cheaper product or service, or they change the way the world solves a problem. In short, these entrepreneurs need just what Adams doses out in the pages of this book: a good hard kick in the ass. Adams debunks the myths and smashes the illusions—and he knows what he’s talking about, because he stands at the hub of many new startups. His firm, AV Labs, provides entrepreneurs with early financing as well as the management expertise they need to get off the ground. A Good Hard Kick in the Ass offers detailed, hard-hitting guidance for smart, sophisticated entrepreneurs and established businesspeople alike—along with vivid, in-depth examples of companies that are walking the walk right now. Adams’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach is just what’s needed in the post-bubble economy. From the Hardcover edition.



The Book of Bright Ideas

The Book of Bright Ideas Author Sandra Kring
ISBN-10 0440336147
Release 2006-05-30
Pages 320
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sandra Kring's A Life of Bright Ideas. Wisconsin, 1961. Evelyn “Button” Peters is nine the summer Winnalee and her fiery-spirited older sister, Freeda, blow into her small town–and from the moment she sees them, Button knows this will be a summer unlike any other. Much to her mother’s dismay, Button is fascinated by the Malone sisters, especially Winnalee, a feisty scrap of a thing who carries around a shiny silver urn containing her mother’s ashes and a tome she calls “The Book of Bright Ideas.” It is here, Winnalee tells Button, that she records everything she learns: her answers to the mysteries of life. But sometimes those mysteries conceal a truth better left buried. And when a devastating secret is suddenly revealed, dividing loyalties and uprooting lives, no one–from Winnalee and her sister to Button and her family–will ever be the same.



                                        Author 크리스티안 마두스베르그
ISBN-10 9788928627653
Release 2014-08-06
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하버드 비즈니스 스쿨(Harvard Business School) 최고의 화제작 경영의 최전선에서 분투하는 리더를 위한 인문학, 인문경제학의 새 장을 연 첫 책 아무리 변화의 속도가 빠르고 불확실성이 커졌다고는 하지만, 요즘처럼 기업들이 강한 패닉 상태에 빠진 것은 사상 유례가 없는 정도다. 1, 2년이 아니라 분기 단위로 전략을 세우고 시장의 흐름을 면밀히 주시하지만, 무엇으로 지속적인 경쟁력을 유지할 수 있을지 눈앞이 캄캄하다. 더군다나 이들을 더 힘들게 하는 것은 소위 MBA 식 해결책, 즉 현상을 관찰하고 가설을 세운 다음 데이터를 검증해 유용한 솔루션을 만들어내는 비용 중심, 효율화 중심의 경영이 그 약효를 잃어버렸다는 점이다. 뭔가 새로운 대안이 필요한데, 마땅치가 않다. 여기 하버드 비즈니스 스쿨이 주목한 새로운 조류, ‘인문경제학’의 기념비적인 저작을 소개한다. 바로 ‘인간에 대한 깊은 이해’를 통해 오늘날 회사들이 무엇을 해야 하는지를 근본부터 다시 짚어준다. 인텔, 아디다스, 삼성, 레고, 콜로플라스트 등 업계를 망라한 현장의 사례도 흥미진진하다. 무엇보다 유려한 필체로 철학과 인류학, 심리학 등 인문학의 세계를 넘나들며 경영의 해법을 탐구하는 것 자체가 읽는 재미를 배가시킨다.



You are a Badass at Making Money

You are a Badass at Making Money Author Jen Sincero
ISBN-10 9780735222977
Release 2017
Pages 288
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Shares step-by-step guidelines for overcoming blocks, moving past fear, and making real-world money, revealing how personal perceptions and bank accounts reflect obstructive beliefs that can be rendered lucrative through strategic concept changes.



Find the Fire

Find the Fire Author Scott Mautz
ISBN-10 9780814438237
Release 2017-10-18
Pages 243
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Is the thrill gone? What to do when your mojo's missing at work . . . For many employees, feeling burned out and uninspired is nothing new. But going through the motions impairs more than just work performance-it affects your well-being. Wouldn't it be better to feel as engaged and energized as you were on day one? Fortunately, everyone has the ability to rekindle inspiration. The key is to quit waiting for it to happen and take control of the process yourself. Whether you're wrestling with fear, disconnectedness, boredom, lack of creative outlets, overwhelm, or other issues, Find the Fire helps shake off the malaise and dial up the motivation. Packed with insights, exercises, inspiring stories, checklists, and more, this potent self-help guide identifies nine forces that drain inspiration and delivers tips and advice for turning things around, including how to: Start learning and growing again * Reconnect with coworkers and your boss * Stop procrastinating * Empower yourself * Stay in control during tough times * Overcome fear and embrace risk * Produce work you're proud of * Boost your self-confidence and personal presence * Leave your mark * And more Instead of asking what inspires you, the deeper question is, how did you lose inspiration in the first place? Learn to find it again-and fuel greater fulfillment and success.



Mavericks at Work

Mavericks at Work Author William C. Taylor
ISBN-10 0061842575
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 336
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Business as usual is a bust . . . In industry after industry, organizations that were once dismissed as upstarts, wildcards—mavericks—are making serious waves and growing fast. From high-profile innovators such as HBO and Google to funky sandwich shop chains, the truly imaginative and unconventional businesses are changing the way things are done—providing new approaches, strategies, and outlooks, as well as better ways to compete, lead, and succeed in the twenty-first century. The first book to document this change, Mavericks at Work is business "edutainment" for a smart, ambitious readership, profiling some of the most exciting—and often eccentric—CEOs in the United States, while detailing their remarkable strategies for success



The Idea Agent

The Idea Agent Author Jonas Michanek
ISBN-10 9781135928254
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 184
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The Idea Agent is a practical idea management handbook, aimed at people who want to take an active role in creative processes across all areas. It combines the creatively wild with the rationally structured techniques for innovation to provide readers with a varied toolbox of proven idea management methodology. From discussing how to identify a problem or opportunity, to describing techniques for idea creation, it offers a step-by-step guide to building creative concepts for the marketplace. With built-in exercises and applications, this book is an ideal working companion for any innovator.