How to be a Brilliant Thinker: Exercise Your Mind and Find Creative Solutions

How to be a Brilliant Thinker: Exercise Your Mind and Find Creative Solutions

by Paul Sloane


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Leading speaker on innovation and creativity Paul Sloane helps readers think in powerful new ways. It shows how to harness techniques in lateral thinking, analytical thinking, problem analysis, idea generation, and other areas to become more creative. Readers will be able to conceive, evaluate and implement great ideas as well as improve their memory, sell their ideas, and win arguments. The book is packed with practical methods to put to immediate use, backed up by exercises, puzzles, quizzes, graphics, and illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749455064
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/28/2010
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,239,761
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Paul Sloane is an experienced speaker, course leader and facilitator as well as a leading author of lateral thinking puzzles. He speaks and gives workshops on innovation and creative thinking to corporations around the world. He has written The Leaders Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills and The Innovative Leader, both published by Kogan Page.

Table of Contents

1. The need for different thinking

2. Consider the opposite

3. Confront assumptions

4. Analyse problems

5. Ask questions

6. Think in combinations

7. Parallel thinking

8. Think creatively

9. Think laterally

10.  Think what no one else thinks

11. Evaluate ideas

12. Make difficult decisions

13. Develop your verbal thinking

14. Think mathematically

15. Get to grips with probability

16. Think visually

17. Develop your emotional intelligence

18. Be a brilliant conversationalist

19. Win arguments

20. Ponder

21. Maximize your memory

22. Experiment, fail and learn

23. Tell stories

24. Think humorously

25. Think positively

26. Set goals

27. Prioritize and focus

28. Turn thinking into action

29. Common thinking errors

30. Boost your brain

31. Games for brilliant thinkers

32. Summary – a checklist for the brilliant thinker

Appendix 1: Answers

Appendix 2: References and further reading

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"[A] well written and engaging book that will help you to stretch your synapses in some powerful and profitable new directions." -

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