James Adams’s unique approach to generating ideas and solving problems has captivated, inspired, and guided thousands of people from all walks of life. The best-selling guide to overcoming creative blocks and unleashing a torrent of great ideas-updated for a new generation of problem solvers. Adams is concerned with the creation of ideas and concepts. He identifies different kinds of blocks – perceptual, emotional, cultural and intellectual – which limit.
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Langer Intelligence, Creativity by J. One of several books I bought while a psych major at the University of Washington and planned to buy and read, in alphabetical order by author, all the books in the psychology section of my neighborhood bookstore.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Feb 07, Ruth rated it it was amazing Recommended to Ruth by: One way is to list all the attributes of the object and under each attribute list all the possible alternatives Improve a ball-point pen: Adams argues that our ability to generate ideas is much like any other ability: However, in order to build a questioning attitude, I have been asking questions with people that I trust would not judge me.
Conceptual blockbusting: a guide to better ideas – James L. Adams – Google Books
Addison-Wesley- Concepts – pages. Alternate Thinking Language – This chapter stresses on alternating between a verbal, a mathematical and a visual approach to solving problems – One of the things you can do to enhance your seeing ability is to see things and then draw them – Visual imagery is both how sharp and filled the details are in your image and the second is control how well you can manipulate them Chapter 7: The second half of the book discuses strategies for overcoming conceptual blocks on the individual, group, and organizational level.
I believe the people would judge me for not knowing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Environmental blocks are imposed by the immediate social and physical environment that hinder thinking, such as the following:. The list of blocks that get in the way of There is a lot of interesting content in this book, but I’m not sure it actually made me more creative.
Thus, we see the almost incredible ability of students to sit totally confused in a class in a university that costs thousands of dollars a year to attend and not ask questions.
Becoming conscious of this process is the first step to improve it and the first step become proficient problem-solver. Best part of the book is total absence of “get rich quick” stand.
You will never find a solution if you constrain your problem area – Inability to see the Problem from Various Viewpoints: Squire and Eric R. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But if the hole is in the wrong place, then no amount of improvement is going to put glockbusting in the right place.
Practical steps concceptual expanding your mind This book will help you get unstuck when problem solving. Here, I will make an observation, and illustrate it by an allegory. Aug 07, Scott rated it really liked it Recommends it for: A camel is a horse designed by committee.
Emotional Blocks — Emotional Blocks interfere with the ability to explore and manipulate ideas. He is clear about which of his statements are scientifically justified, which are justified by his experience wdams the experience of others, and which are just his own ideas. Everything having to do with your profession, co-workers, boss, etc.
Jan 23, yoas rated it really liked it. They include emotional blocks like the fear of adas a risk, no appetite for chaos, and judging jamse than generating new ideas.
When we fail we are made to realize that we have let others down usually someone we love. Perceptual Blocks – Stereotyping: Oct 05, Yevgeniy Brikman rated it really liked it.
Although I didn’t do all or even most of the exercises, I still found the book fascinating and enlightening. When you run out of things to write down, draw arrows between all of the problems showing which is caused by others. Don’t assume it is just another book adas problem solving. I feel like more of these how-to creativity books should gain popularity.
Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas
From inside the book. In fact any answer to a problem releases tension.
Not entertaining or necessarily even enjoyable, but a great book to help you think about ways of perceiving things differently and solve problems better. Account Options Sign in. Apr 03, Jesper Balslev rated it liked it Shelves: