Open to Think: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions

Open to Think: Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions

by Dan Pontefract


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773270272
Publisher: Figure 1 Publishing
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 601,771
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Previously as Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS, Dan introduced a new leadership framework–called the TELUS Leadership Philosophy–that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90%.

He is the author of THE PURPOSE EFFECT: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization as well as FLAT ARMY: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at multiple TED events and also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and The Huffington Post. Dan and his wife, Denise, have three young children (aka goats) and live in Victoria, Canada. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria. He can be reached at or at his website

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

I Thinking

1 Cogito Ergo Sum 5

II Creative thinking

2 At the Lonely End of the Think 41

3 Come to Think of It 65

III Critical thinking

4 Think Hole 93

5 Great Minds Don't Think Alike 117

IV Applied thinking

6 Sooner Than You Think 149

7 You Have Another Think Coming 173

V Open thinking

8 Think Again 205

Afterword 229

Ten Essential Guidelines for Open Thinking 232

References 235

Index 249

About the Author 257

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