Innovative Whack Pack Card Game: 60 Creativity Strategies to Provoke and Inspire Your Thinking by Roger Von Oech

Innovative Whack Pack Card Game: 60 Creativity Strategies to Provoke and Inspire Your Thinking by Roger Von Oech
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  • 60 Cards
  • 0.9" H x 5.0" L x 3.96" W 
  • (0.43 lbs) 
  • ISBN: 157281442X
  • Author: Roger von Oech
  • Pub. Date: September 1, 2003

 

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Each card in the deck packs a two-sided creative punch. One side has a provocative insight about innovation from Heraclitus, the world’s first creativity teacher. These 2,500 year old ideas - such as "You can’t step into the same river twice," "Everything flows," "That which opposes produces a benefit," and "Dogs bark at what they don’t understand" -will give you a fresh perspective. The other side contains a creativity strategy inspired by each insight. Roger von Oech enriches these strategies with amusing anecdotes and intriguing questions that will "whack" you out of old thought patterns. The result is a treasury of sixty creativity strategies that include: Appreciate Turbulence, Ask A Fool, See the Obvious, Beware of Hubris, and Reverse Assumptions. Play with the deck on a regular basis. Not only will it provoke original thoughts, it will also become a wise companion whose guidance you will welcome!


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About the Author

Started his own consulting company, Creative Think, in 1977 (Menlo Park, California) to stimulate creativity and innovation in business. Have worked with many, many clients around the world. (www.creativethink.com )

Author of the best-selling creativity classic "A Whack on the Side of the Head, "A Kick in the Seat of the Pants," "Expect the Unexpected," and the popular "Creative Whack Pack" and "Innovative Whack Pack" card decks.

Latest product is the "Ball of Whacks" which is a set of 30 magnetic design blocks that act as a creative stimulant and mind freshener. "It's a heck of a lot of fun to play with."

Earned Ph.D. from Stanford in "History of Ideas;" Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Ohio State (earned Scholar-Athlete Award and Presidential Scholarship Award).

Married with 2 grown children, and reside with wife, Wendy, near Palo Alto, California.


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