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You’ve been asked to lead a project to develop a new product and you’ll need to work with a team in order to come up with new ideas.

But what's the best way to come up with a fantastic new idea? Is it best to talk with everyone until something good comes up, or should you wait until you come up with a genius plan on your own?

This guide covers everything you need to know about brainstorming and problem solving. Covering 20 thinking models, including more familiar methods like the logic tree to newer methods like the design thinking technique. Using these brainstorming models as the base to work from you’ll find yourself coming up with more varied and creative ideas than before. Complete with an appendix of worksheets and QR codes on each page linking to relevant articles and books, this is the perfect book for those looking to take their work methods a step ahead of the rest.


Part One. Creative Brainstorming Methods

Part Two. Logical Brainstorming Meethods

Part Three. The Design Thinking Technique

Appendix. Worksheets

About the Author

Koji Mitani

Mitani is a professor at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology, and a guest professor at both the Waseda Business School and the Graduate School of Management and Globis University. In a typical year Mitani works with over 1500 adults and 2500 children, guardians and instructors. 

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