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Thinking Better December 13, 2009

Posted by raimundosilvam in Think Better.
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With no doubt, the best book I read this year.

The book provides a very practical framework to learn how to think better.

One of the most important concepts I learnt by reading this book is that, more than any other commodity, information is everywhere  and the ability to think better will soon become the most significant competitive advantage companies and individuals can claim. Thinking better is what it’s all about.

Productive thinking is about freedom. To free ourselves from the unproductive thinking patterns that holds us back.

The book provides a 6-step thinking framework that is easy to use and that allows you to get to those “third/third” kind of solutions/ideas.

Step 1: What’s going on? Explore and truly understand the challenge,  Step 2: What’s success? Envision the ideal outcome and establish success criteria, Step 3: What’s the question? Pinpoint the real problem or opportunity, Step 4: Generate answers. List many possible solutions, Step 5: Forge the solution. Decide which solution in best. Then make it better,  Step 6: Align resources. Create an action plan

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