Ever come up with an idea that just made you shiver in giddy excitement? I’m talking “hair-on-the-back-of-the-neck” type “whoa!” thrill? Give the brainstorming methods of this magnificent gem, Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition), a chance and I can assure you this will be a part of your life.
I’ve been able to find a spattering of brainstorming methods on the internet. Heck, I even made a couple of my own. However, I was never really satisfied in that no single reference point occupied a dedicated space in my library. Nothing seemed worth it.
Let’s just say that this is no longer the case. Thinkertoys is a tool that any person, creative or ‘not’, can use and *will* produce usable results. An honest attempt at the exercises is necessary – you can’t go becoming a body-builder just by picking up a weight one time now can you? This book will take some time to go through if you take your time but it’s worth the effort.
Add this to your library, tab/flag the Thinkertoy ‘blueprints’, and proceed to have a great innovation tool by your side at all times.
This book makes my unconscious mind shout for joy. For that, Mr. Michalko, I thank you many times over.
Recommend to anyone who is (or is not) creative, anyone looking for a metric “butt-ton” of idea generators, and anyone who would like to understand the mind a bit more.
This is one of the rare books I actually paid full (discounted) price on Amazon… and it’s worth every penny.