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eBook Conceptual Blockbusting ePub

by Adams

  • ISBN: 0716707578
  • Category: Schools and Teaching
  • Subcategory: Education
  • Author: Adams
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W H Freeman; First Edition edition (1974)
  • Pages: 137
  • ePub book: 1484 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1254 kb
  • Other: txt doc mbr mobi
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 623

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The best-selling guide to overcoming creative blocks and unleashing a torrent of great ideas-updated for a new generation of problem solvers.

The best-selling guide to overcoming creative blocks and unleashing a torrent of great ideas-updated for a new generation of problem solvers. Now, twenty-five years after its original publication, Conceptual Blockbusting has never been more relevant, powerful, or fresh

Adams teaches us to think about thinking in the same way that a golfer would think about his golf form. Conceptual Blockbusting is a great book for the idea creator. I like his style, and emphasis on breaking out of the inhibiting ways we usually think. Many ideas are in this book.

Adams teaches us to think about thinking in the same way that a golfer would think about his golf form. There are certainly better forms of thinking that can be identified and practiced. In fact, Adams argues that it is similar to a muscle that can be exercised and strengthened.

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James L. Adams James L. adams. Over 300,000 copies sold! Conceptual Blockbusting.

I wish I had read this book 20 years ago! A very easy book to read that captivated me with its common-sense approach to finding solutions to challengens by approaching the issue from different perspectives. It also reveals thinking patterns to be aware of that can work against creativity. I just bought 4 copies to hand out to friends. Издательство: Basic Books. A guide to better ideas. Perseus Publishing Cambridge, Massachusetts.

More than three decades after its original publication, Conceptual Blockbusting has never been more relevant, powerful, or fresh.

James Adams' classic book, Conceptual Blockbusting, is a definite read for people who want to expand and deepen their true creative thinking skills. Since reading it many years ago I have re-read it often, then referenced it and recommended it to others in general, workshop participants plus students.

Now, twenty-five years after its original publication, Conceptual Blockbusting has never been more relevant, powerful, or fresh.

Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas [paperback] Adams, James L. [Jan 01, 1974]

Comments

adventure time adventure time
This is one of those books you'll want to read once a year. It provides practical steps for expanding your mind, teaches you to think about thinking, and helps you identify "conceptual blocks". These blocks are limiting your ideas and keeping you from reaching higher levels of creativity. The subject of the book seems a bit elementary based on the title - "Conceptual Blockbusting", but there is a lot to be learned. Don't assume it is just another book about problem solving.

Practical steps for expanding your mind
This book will help you get unstuck when problem solving. We all fall into familiar thinking patterns when we are trying to solve problems. Often times we just need to apply a different thinking strategy or language (visual, mathematical, verbal, etc) in order to see the problem in a different way and help get unstuck. Adams does a great job of proving and reinforcing the concepts with exercises throughout the book. I was surprised by how often I fell right into the traps of these exercises and how well they highlighted
my familiar (and limiting) thinking patterns.

Thinking about thinking
The ideas in this book are very closely related to mindfulness, but with an emphasis toward problem solving and creativity. Adams teaches us to think about thinking in the same way that a golfer would think about his golf form. There are certainly better forms of thinking that can be identified and practiced. In fact, Adams argues that it is similar to a muscle that can be exercised and strengthened.

Identify "Conceptual blocks"
You will start to realize all the conceptual "blocks" that are obstructing on your ideas. These include perceptual blocks like stereotyping, delimiting the problem too closely, inability to see the problem from various viewpoints. They include emotional blocks like the fear of taking a risk, no appetite for chaos,
and judging rather than generating new ideas. They also include cultural and environmental blocks like taboos, traditions and changes, and non-supportive environments. A lot of these blocks may seem intuitive, but it's important to remember them and identify them in our thinking patterns.

Conclusion
I wish this book was a little better organized and had a summary at the end. It would be nice to go back and review the conceptual blocks. Also, the pictures and diagrams were fun and interesting, but seemed mostly random. Overall, I highly recommend reading this book to expose the mental blocks which are holding back your ideas. You'll have a surge of new ideas after reading it and you'll start looking at your problems in new and useful ways.
Alexandra Alexandra
Excellent book. Jim Adams had just written his first edition, when I took (and TAed) his problem solving course at Stanford about 38 years ago. Many years later, I am doing some adjunct teaching in entrepreneurship. I am now using the 4th edition (he is working on a 5th) for a new class I am writing on creativity and entrepreneurship. This edition has all the insight from the first--but updated to keep it fresh.
Fohuginn Fohuginn
This book has been useful to me for over 20 years in how to set about solving problems in design, engineering, creation, and interpersonal differences. I've used its principles in marketing, videography, graphic design, copywriting, leatherworking, landscaping, team building, and many other activities. It's helped me look past my biases and preconceptions, yet still trust my gut. Finally, it even makes a point most people overlook: what appears to be a problem may not actually be one (saving lots of time and possible discord). I lost my copy years ago and just ordered a new one last week. I want to show it to my boss.
Hystana Hystana
This book is great for a lot of different industries. I am in the software industry. James Adams has some great ideas on creating great ideas. This is a book that makes the phrase "think outside of the box" make sense and puts some content to the cliche. This book is a very good book for inventors or anyone in the creative frame of mind. We all have some values we hold and it is the ability to re-evaluate these values to create that breaks us out of our molds. In other words, our perspective on the world can actually inhibit or assist us with creativity. Mr. Adams helps to put these values in a container to assess what is helpful and which are not. I keep a copy of this book for occasional reference.
DireRaven DireRaven
The book is really great. I got it for a design trip that I was taking to Boston and it was a perfect plane ride. The book gives you activities to do along the way which is perfect if you sometimes start falling asleep while you are reading a book. I highly recommend the book as a creative professional.
Tolrajas Tolrajas
The author does an excellent job of exposing the reader to alternative strategies to both enhance the qualities of one's ideas and to navigate around intellectual road blocks. I have used this book in courses for Masters and Doctoral students and send it as a gift to my interns since it is a great reference to have on the shelf when one needs to find a fresh approach. Short and to the point this is not an academic treatise so much as a secret weapon for the problem solvers in government and industry!
Onoxyleili Onoxyleili
Conceptual Blockbusting is a great book for the idea creator. I like his style, and emphasis on breaking out of the inhibiting ways we usually think. Many ideas are in this book. It is four stars (instead of five) because I would have liked a summary of the main ideas at the end of each chapter for easy reference when I am trying to be creative. Perhaps this is just me.