The Imagination Gap helps leaders in every sector apply their imagination effectively to explore new, creative approaches to survive and thrive. Examples from a range of industries and settings, from Broadway to Silicon Valley, with simple steps and exercises, help you stop thinking the way you "should" and start making extraordinary things happen.
Front Cover The Imagination Gap Copyright Page Contents About the Author Introduction We Aren't Shooting for the Big Stuff Permission to Use Your Imagination Starting Blocks How to Read This Book This Book Is Like My Brain Acknowledgments 1 What Is Imagination? A Brief History of Imagination Imagination Is Uniquely Human Eyes Forward You Can't Engineer Imagination Imagination as We Experience It Innovation and Imagination Are Different Why Is Imagination So Important Now? Welcome to the Imagination Age A Lack of Imagination Is Learned Notes 2 The Imagination Gap Build Scaffolding Do You Have Sheet Music on This Stuff? The Think System Science without the Experimentation Imagine Everything Don't Decide Anything (Yet) Have Faith in Your Imagination Challenges to Applying Imagination One Size Doesn't Fit All Notes 3 The Knowledge and Leadership Crises Seeing Around the Corner The Value of Knowledge is Changing Failures of Imagination You'll Know It When You See (or Hear, or Read, or Whatever) It Slow and Steady Drawing on the Right Minds Knowledge and Systems Learn the Skills, Unlock the Potential Sometimes Less Really Is More Imagination and Your Daily Routine Notes 4 Closing the Gap Innovation Is Not Imagination The Gap Is Real, and it's Spectacular Applying Imagination Seeing Around the Corner Culture of Imagination Be a Deviant Thoughtless Acts Asking Questions Notes 5 Imagination and Language (Framing, Expectations) Words Influence Behaviors Moonshots How We Should Approach Things Write the Story Mental Blocks The Thinking Photographer Overcoming Resistance Rational Actors Are Still Just Actors Notes. 6 Imagination and Decision-Making (Information, Experiences, Stuff) How Decisions Really Get Made Do Good Intentions Lead to Bad Decisions? Curiosity May Have Killed the Cat - But It Keeps Everyone Else Alive Do Really, Really Hard Things Knowing Is Only Half the Battle Be Uncomfortable Notes 7 Imagination and Expectation (Beliefs and Behaviors) Jew-ish The Problem Is that We're Not Asking the Best Questions Move Fast - Change Everything Solving Problems Is About Causing Problems Change Jobs as Often as Necessary Notes 8 Imagination and Structures (Rules and Standards) Can You Find Imagination on a Map? Anything Less Than 100% Isn't Good Enough Reprogramming the Operating System Change When You Don't Expect It The Least Funny Comedian of All Time Notes 9 All Hands on Deck Stop Overthinking the Way You Think Things Are Supposed to Be The War Room Approach Centrifugal Workforce How Do You Hire for Imagination? Recognizing Is Acknowledging An Asset Is an Asset Is an Asset Notes 10 Smart(er) Data Imagination Fueled by Data, and Vice Versa Data without Imagination Imagination and the Fourth Industrial Revolution Measuring Imagination 4FIT Notes 11 A Different Kind of F-Word Why Isn't Anyone Using the F-Word Anymore? The Value of Bad Ideas 12 Big Ideas and Big Questions After, After the Impact … What Qualifies as a Big Idea? Questions, Questions, Questions Would You like to Play a Game? Notes Index.
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