think fast and get more ideas
We’ve all done it, scanned the shelves of an airport Bookshop looking for something life changing to read while trapped up in the air. Last week I flew between New Zealand and Australia which took 3 and a half hours. Before I boarded the flight I brought a book called The Idea Accelerator by Ken Hudson.
Physically it’s a smallish book but it’s really packed with fantastic easy to implement approaches to quickly generate, build, and evaluate ideas.
The essence of Ken’s book is fast paced idea generation, of thinking as quickly as you can without judgement. Evaluation does come later and the book contains 10 tools for doing so.
The Idea Accelerator focuses on problem solving and if you think about it – anytime you have an idea or need to be creative it is to solve a problem of some sort. Problems are not all the same of course, and there are lots that are not even urgent or important to solve. Regardless of the size or shape of your problems generating ideas to address them does not have to be time consuming or hard work.
During my flight I worked my way through each of the sixty idea acceleration tools frantically making notes on how I’d apply them in my work environment. If you see this book grab it. Take a look a Ken’s the speed thinking zone website too.
How to Thrive in a Time-Poor World
The Speed Thinking Zone is a space where you can learn more about, practice and use your Speed Thinking Skills to help you thrive in a time-poor world. Learning how to think better and quicker is a far better option than working longer or attending an old-fashioned time management course. This means that you can achieve more in a shorter period of time.