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    DescriptionEver been to so many meetings that you couldn't get your work done? Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint presentation? Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less? Welcome to the land of Blah Blah Blah.The Problem: We talk so much that we don't think very well. Powerful as words are, we fool ourselves when we think our words alone can detect, describe, and defuse the multifaceted problems of today. They can't-and that's bad, because words have become our default thinking tool.The Solution: This book offers a way out of blah-blah-blah. It's called "Vivid Thinking."In Dan Roam's first acclaimed book, "The Back of the Napkin," he taught readers how to solve problems and sell ideas by drawing simple pictures. Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even more powerful. This technique combines our verbal and visual minds so that we can think and learn more quickly, teach and inspire our colleagues, and enjoy and share ideas in a whole new way.The Destination: No more blah-blah-blah. Through Vivid Thinking, we can make the most complicated subjects suddenly crystal clear. Whether trying to understand a Harvard Business School class, or what went down in the Conan versus Leno battle for late-night TV, or what Einstein thought about relativity, Vivid Thinking provides a way to clarify anything.Through dozens of guided examples, Roam proves that anyone can apply this systematic approach, from leftbrain types who hate to draw to right-brainers who hate to write. This isn't just a book about improving communications, presentations, and ideation; it's about removing the blah-blah- blah from your life for good.


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    Title
    Blah Blah Blah
    Subtitle
    What to Do When Words Don't Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dan Roam
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 753 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781591844594
    ISBN 10: 1591844592
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KC, KJP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    DC22: 153.4
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Libri: I-BE
    BISAC V2.8: BUS007000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000
    DC21: 153.4
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A34200000
    LC classification: BF441 .R58 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: KC, KJP
    Illustrations note
    colour line drawings
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    PORTFOLIO
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Dan Roam is the author of "The Back of the Napkin," which was "Fast Company"'s Best Business Book of the Year and "BusinessWeek"'s Innovation and Design Book of the Year. His consulting clients have included Microsoft, Google, Wal-Mart, Boeing, Lucasfilm, The Gap, the U.S. Navy, and the White House Office of Communications. His health-care analysis was named "BusinessWeek"'s Best Presentation of 2009. He lives in San Francisco. Visit www.danroam.com