September 11, 2013

New Releases: A New KnowledgeBlocks Giveaway! Thinking in New Boxes

By: Sally Haldorson @ 2:21 PM – Filed under: Innovation & Creativity, Management & Workplace Culture

We're giving away 20 copies of Thinking in New Boxes by Luc De Brabandere and Alan Iny, thanks to our friends at Random House. Sign up over on KnowledgeBlocks to win!


"Boxes can include, among many other things, ideas, approaches, philosophies, tactics, theories, patterns, and strategies. Every human idea can be expressed and/or interpreted through numerous mental models, or "boxes." Your brain constantly uses boxes--and cannot do otherwise--to make it possible to cope with and process reality. The world confronts us with an infinite array of people, places, and objects; we use patterns and systems to simplify these, and categories to organize them."

As a result...

"Just telling someone to avoid conventional thinking is like telling them not to drive on the highway, without giving them any information on which roads to take instead--or whether they should consider flying or going by train."

Thinking in New Boxes provides us with an approach to work within our boxes, but not be limited by them. It is a fun and enlightening exploration of how we think and how endless the creative possibilities truly are.


About Sally Haldorson

Sally Haldorson's job as 800-CEO-READ’s General Manager is to make 800-CEO-READ a great place to work for our employees, and a consistently high-performing customer service organization for our clients, authors, and our partners in the publishing industry. In addition to her General Manager duties ensuring collaboration, integration, and quality, she reads, writes, reviews, curates, and edits for the company. Helping craft The 100 Best Business Books of All Time used parts of both skill sets. Outside of work, she is most likely to be found hitting a tennis ball around or hanging out with her boys (husband, child, dog) at home.