James Adams’s unique approach to generating ideas and solving problems has captivated, inspired, and guided thousands of people from all walks of life. The best-selling guide to overcoming creative blocks and unleashing a torrent of great ideas-updated for a new generation of problem solvers. Adams is concerned with the creation of ideas and concepts. He identifies different kinds of blocks – perceptual, emotional, cultural and intellectual – which limit.
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Hence your complaints of unfruitfulness, for you reject too soon and discriminate too severely.
Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas by James L. Adams
Taboos Fantasy and Reflection are a waste of time, lazy even crazy Problem-solving is a serious business and humor is out of place Reason, logic, numbers, utility, practicality are good ; feeling, intuition, qualitative judgments, pleasure are bad Tradition is preferable to change Environmental blocks are imposed by the immediate social and physical environment that jaems thinking, such as the following: The general ideas in this book were jamfs but it took a long time to get through.
Excellent book for remove mental blocks and reexamine ways we thinking to solve problems. Apparently, it is not good and indeed it hinders the creative work of the mind – if the intellect examines too closely the ideas already pouring in, as it were, at the gates. Many psychologists believe that children are more creative than adults only because adults are more aware of the practical constraints Chapter 5: Adams teaches us to think about thinking in the same way that a golfer would think about his golf form.
Quotes from Conceptual Blockb Alternate Thinking Language – This chapter stresses on alternating between a verbal, a mathematical and a visual approach to solving problems – One of the things you can do to enhance your seeing ability is to see things and then draw blockbustiing – Visual imagery is both how sharp and filled the details are in your image and the second cinceptual control how well you can jaames them Chapter 7: This entry was posted in Book Reviews.
An interesting look at creativity with salient examples. Solving the problem using an incorrect language verbal, mathematical, visual Inflexible use of intellectual problem-solving strategies Lack blockbustibg, or incorrect, information Inadequate language skill to express and record ideas verbally, musically, visually, etc. It is also important to be able to relax in the midst of problem-solving.
Some of the techniques for creative thinking I want to try such as list making and using visual representation more often. They live inside our ego and super-ego, our mental guards that are able to prevent insane or non-acceptable thoughts to come to our conscious minds.
08) James Adams – Conceptual Blockbusting | Thoughts from the Entry Level
I sometimes will not ask questions out of a fear of looking dumb. We do this instead of spending some time to actually understand the problem and solve it correctly Outline to the rest of the book Chapter They also include cultural and environmental blocks like taboos, traditions and changes, and non-supportive environments. We cannot process all of the data available to us in raw form.
Not entertaining or necessarily even enjoyable, but a great book to help you think about ways of perceiving things differently and solve problems better.
Integrating insights from the worlds of psychology, engineering, management, art, and philosophy, Adams identifies the key blocks perceptual, emotional, cultural, environmental, intellectual, and expressive that prevent us from realizing the full potential of our fertile minds. How can they affect our thinking ability?
Expressive blocks result in difficulties communicating thoughts and ideas.
These include perceptual blocks like stereotyping, delimiting the problem too closely, inability to see the problem from various viewpoints. A light look at the creative process and common blocks that interfere with it. Obviously, when you produce and try to aams a creative idea you are taking a risk: You should allow the mind to struggle with problems over time.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: John Bohn rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Some good quotes from the book: These blocks are limiting your jams and keeping you from reaching higher levels of creativity.
Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas
Adams is concerned with the creation of ideas and concepts. Overall, I highly recommend reading this book to expose the mental blocks which are holding back your ideas. Not all blocks apply to all people.
Mar 29, Fatima rated it liked it Shelves: This was my second reading of it, about 25 years later. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
However, in order to build a questioning attitude, I have blckbusting asking questions with people that I trust would not judge me.