As the president of Digital Roam Inc.,
Dan Roam has helped leaders at Microsoft, Google, Wal-Mart, the Federal Reserve, Boeing, and the U.S. Senate solve complex problems through visual thinking. Dan and his whiteboard have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, and NPR. He lives in San Francisco.
Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn't get your work done? Ever fallen asleep during a bullet-point 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. 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 left-brain types who hate to draw to right-brainers who hate to write. This isn't just a book about improving communications, presentations, and ideation; its about removing the blah-blah-blah from your life for good.
Blah Blah Blah: What toe Do when words don't work is geschreven door Dan Roam bekent van het boek The Back of the Napkin. In Blah Blah Blah worden worden een aantal tools geven die idee scherp vertellen. Dit kan ook als een soort van check gebruikt worden om uit te vinden waar de "fuzze" nog zit. Toos zijn onderenen Vivid-thinking, 6x6 rule, blah-blahmeter, vivid grammar graph en vivid forest. Daarnaast wordt er uitgelegd en onderbouwt waarom deze tools werken.
Het boek is leuke geschreven, goed te lezen. Er staan veel plaatsje in zoals te verwachten is. Snel te lezen ook als is het engels.