A Few of Our Favorite Books

We are always discovering and sharing new books that we love and incorporate into our work life. This post captures a few of our team’s favorites!

Innovation Games

Innovation Games

Chosen by Anne Bakstad

I first learned about Innovation Games over 10 years ago, well before the book was even published.  I attended an intensive course Luke Hohmann taught, where we learned about the games and how to apply them.  Ever since then we have used several of the games, or versions of them, in workshops and ideation sessions globally.  The games can be customized to suit any type of audience, from consumers to CIOs.  Enjoy!  – Anne

 Doodle Revolution

 Doodle Revolution

Chosen by Sara Dougherty

One of my favorite books to give to people is Sunni Brown’s Doodle Revolution. It is a fun and easy read that gives great tools and examples of how you can incorporate productive doodling in your day to day life and with your work teams. Doodling can help you look at challenges in a different light and unlock your creative problem solving skills. After reading the book you will be ready to unlock your inner doodler! – Sara

Predictably Irrational

 Predictably Irrational

Chosen by Emily Kragiel

Predictably Irrational – in a nutshell – explains why people don’t always behave the way we think they should. The book covers concepts like the placebo effect and why sometimes people will do more for free than if you pay them. In reality, consumers often make irrational choices, and understanding that is key to making successful business decisions.  Reading Predictably Irrational will turn many of your assumptions on their heads, and make you take a more critical approach to viewing the world and asking the “right” questions when doing consumer research. – Emily

 Training to IMagine

 Training to Imagine

Chosen by Jennifer Cuthill

We’re always looking for fun and creative techniques to add to our facilitation and ideation toolkit.  Recently we have been intrigued about applying techniques from Improv theater to help our clients solve some of their business challenges.  Kat Koppett’s Training to Imagine is exactly the primer we needed on this topic.  She strikes the perfect balance of illustrating the principles of Improv while matching those techniques to the types of business problems they can help solve.  It is fast becoming one of my “go-to” resources when designing ideation sessions and other types of workshops for our clients. – Jennifer

Gamestorming

 

 

 

 

 

Gamestorming

Chosen by Karie Starrett

We have many go-to tools that feed into ideas for brainstorming and ideation – Gamestorming is the Holy Grail!  They have pulled together all kinds of interactive exercises to help with many different  business challenges… from interesting ways to present an agenda to coming up with the next great product or service!  Since our clients projects are all unique to what they are looking to achieve – we like to take the basic exercise ideas in the Gamestorming book and customize them to meet the objectives. – Karie

 

Sara Dougherty
sara@clearworks.net

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