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Read Classic Visual Thinking Books on Scribd

One of my favorite books in the field of visual thinking is "Rapid Problem Solving with Post-it Notes" by David Straker (1996), also available on Scribd. The book shows a clever technique to get a handle on a complex problem, and work through it systematically to reveal a solution. With powerful devices like the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Note available today, we can use brilliant apps like OmniGraffle and Graph Paper Pro for rapid problem solving using the techniques in David Straker's book.

Scribd also has David Sibbet's Trilogy of Books on Visual Thinking:

  • Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity (2010)

  • Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, and High Performance (2011)

  • Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management, and Organization Change (2012)