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The ten and a half commandments of visual thinking

This is a great presentation to give you an idea behind the basics of my current favorite book THE BACK OF THE NAPKINby Dan Roam.  RSS readers will need to open this post to view.  In case of squinting, you may need to view the presentation in full-screen mode.

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Visuals Have Punch!

I want to encourage EVERYBODY to read The Back Of The Napkin by Dan Roam.  I finished this book a couple of weeks ago (see my review) and I have been applying it since then.  The results have been tremendous!

I used drawings to show problem & opportunities of a process and the audience showed a greater understanding than I have seen before.  I used them in project planning to determine which tasks will be handled by role and it helped us see the balance of work.  It is becoming second nature to use drawings, but most importantly, I feel like I am communicating in a more effective and clear manner.  One of my goals is to begin scanning my drawings and showing them on this site.

I hope you read this book and put it into practice because it is a great skill for solving problems (project, improvements, sales, ect). 

Please comment if you have read it.  I would love to see what you think of the book as well! 

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Book Review: The Back Of The Napkin

I just finished a fantastic and highly recommended book: The Back Of The Napkin by Dan Roam.  Project Managers and Change Leaders will get a lot from this book.  I see this book as a catalyst to make the workplace more visual and remove waste through clear communication.  See my full review on goodreads.

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