Creativity guidebooks help innovators generate breakthrough ideas

Recently, Mitch Ditkoff from Idea Champions sent me a series of five creative thinking workbooks that his firm offers. Called "It's AHAppening," these self-paced guidebooks are designed to make creative thinking techniques more accessible to anyone, and to increase the quality and quantity of new ideas generated.

Recently, Mitch Ditkoff from Idea Champions sent me a series of five creative thinking workbooks that his firm offers. Called “It’s AHAppening,” these self-paced guidebooks are designed to make creative thinking techniques more accessible to executives and teams, and to increase the quality and quantity of new ideas generated on the job. Each workbook is 16 pages long and, according to Mitch, takes about 30 minutes to complete. 

The topics of these guidebooks are:

  • Blue Sky Thinking: Using the power of pure imagination for breakthrough business results
  • Qualities of an Innovator
  • The Idea Lottery: Radically increase your chances of originating new products, services and extraordinary ways of doing business
  • Lead into Gold: Transforming limiting assumptions into breakthrough business solutions
  • Metaphors Be With You: Deciphering the secret language of breakthrough business solutions

Each guidebook leads off with a brief, well-written essay on creative thinking, which sets the stage for the creative thinking technique to follow. Next is a step-by-step “how it works” description of the technique, followed by an example of how it can be applied in a typical business situation. The rest of each guidebook is devoted to working through your problems and challenges, using the technique you’ve just learned.

The full set of five It’s AHAppening guidebooks can be purchased from the Idea Champions website.  I think they’re a great investment. Whether you have just started on your journey as a creative thinker or if you are an experienced innovator, you are likely to be inspired by these inspiring workbooks.

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