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Unfolding the Napkin

The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures

Dan Roam

Publisher: Portfolio, 2009 , 286 pages

ISBN: 978-1-59184-319-1

Keywords: Change Management


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The Back of the Napkin showed that thinking with pictures can help anyone develop new ideas, solve problems in unexpected ways, and share insights more powerfully. Dan Roam literally showed readers how to see the world in a new way.

Now Roam gets down to details in this new book on putting The Back of the Napkin into action. Packed with full illustrations and exercises, Unfolding the Napkin takes you step-by-step through the process of seeing problems, imagining new solutions, and getting other people on board. Forget about PowerPoint — Roam shows you how to turn paper and whiteboards into essential business tools. So get out your favorite writing utensil … and don't be afraid to draw all over this book!

Table of Contents:

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  • Introduction: The Back of the Napkin, Hands-on
  • Day 1: Looking
  • Day 2: Seeing
  • Day 3: Imagining
  • Day 4: Showing
  • Appendix: My Visual Answers to Particularly Challenging Exercises
  • Your Scratch Paper


Unfolding the Napkin

by Roland Buresund last modified 2013-06-06 22:10

Rating: ** (Bad)

OK, I didn't believe the author could produce another mind-bogglingly bad book, but he managed to over do it again, by making a crappier book this time around!

This is supoposed to be more of a work-book to accompany the Back of the Napkin, and he manages to get even shallower and assumes (probably rightly so) that his audience is of limited intellect (i.e. about 5-7 year olds).

Sigh, avoid at all costs.

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