Business Playground

Business Playground

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The Business Playground is the definitive guide to creativity and innovation Written by musician/entrepreneur Dave Stewart and branding expert Mark Simmons, The Business Playground offers a revealing look at what creativity is and how to apply it in business through an inspiring mix of scientific studies, anecdotes, high-profile interviews, and thought-provoking games that you can play alone or with your co-workers. The Business Playground is not your average business book. Former Eurythmics band member Dave Stewart turns on his rock and roll charm with personal, inspirational stories from his own career as well as interviews with such innovative and influential thinkers as Mick Jagger, Microsofta€™s Paul Allen, and Twittera€™s Evan Williams. The legendary Sir Richard Branson makes a guest appearance as the author of the booka€™s foreword where he sets the tone for this quirky, fun, emminently useful guide to creative business thinking. Whether youa€™re running a one-man show or heading up a multinational corporation, youa€™ll discover new techniques for finding and harnessing your creative abilities and putting them to work for your business in this entertaining book. The Business Playground includes real-world examples of innovation in action, as well as substantial and practical techniques that you can use immediately to aid in creative thinking and problem solving. Play the games at the end of each chapter and youa€™ll learn how to: Ask the right questions so you can find the right answers Rediscover, train, and utilize your innate creative abilities Conduct a€œthe perfect brainstorma€a€”yes, such a thing really does exist Create a work culture thata€™s conducive to creativity Help people collaborate with others within and outside of the organization Kill ideas that arena€™t working before they waste too much time and too many resources In his foreword Sir Richard Branson says, a€œDave and Marka€™s enthusiasm for creativity and how it can be applied in business leaps off every page. The Business Playground will bring out the creative child inside all of us and I cana€™t imagine many readers being left uninspired to try it out for themselves. Their mix of insights about creativity, revealing examples, anecdotes, interviews with creative thinkers, and games make for an entertaining and informative read. If you get half as much out of this book as I did, youa€™re in for quite a treat.a€ Join in the fun with the Business Playground Facebook community at: with a tree diagram (a cherry tree!) of all the individual problems that make up the bigger problem. From these we can decide which ones to focus on. (Just a thought ... cherries taste like cod. The Mazda MX5 car, also known as the Miata, was.

Title:Business Playground
Author: Dave Stewart, Mark Simmons
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2010-07-13

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