The Business Leader’s Visual Library

September 2, 2017[ssba]

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At ImageThink, we’re passionate about using visuals to unlock innovation, facilitate collaboration and increase understanding among groups – all of which are mission-critical to building a business in the 21st Century. Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re also interested in those objectives and how graphic recording and facilitation techniques can help you achieve them. You’re not alone. The following is our list of recommended visual books for the visually-savvy business leader.

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  • Draw Your Big Idea Written by ImageThink’s co-founders Nora Herting and Heather Willems, Draw Your Big Idea features 100-plus exercises to help you brainstorm, refine and execute ideas in your home, design studio, and office. With this workbook, you’ll learn to visualize your ideas, transform your creative processes and beat your creative blockfor good!

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  • A Whole New Mind In this visual book, Dan Pink articulates the forces at the heart of an exciting paradigm shift in business and the economy. He argues that “left-brain” skills are now commodified, giving rise to a world where “right-brain” qualities like inventiveness, empathy, and meaning will give individuals and companies the competitive edge.

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  • Visual Leaders and Visual Meetings. Dave Sibbet is one of the best-known graphic facilitators and an early innovator of the medium. He has put together two great visual books for using visual tools to increase understanding and productivity specifically in relation to teams and leadership.

  • Business Model Generation This popular visual book by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur became an instant classic upon it’s release in 2010. Using design thinking and a method that was co-developed with over 470 practitioners, it provides a step-by-step, visual process for designing game-changing business models.

  • Gamestorming The author-team of this visual book set out to answer the question: how do you enable creative thinking and innovation? The answer was by playing games. This handbook, a great complement to Visual Meetings, provides 80 games that break down barriers, increase communication and generate ideas for teams of all sizes.

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