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About Sunni Brown:
Sunni founded SB Ink over ten years ago and she continues to grow and lead it. Her cherished teachers and mentors recommended that she NOT join a monastery - to offer her work IN the world rather than outside of it - so her path led her to become an author, speaker, trainer, coach and expert meeting facilitator. She was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and one of the “10 Most Creative People on Twitter” by Fast Company. Her team has designed and led hundreds of group experiences in diverse industries and environments around the world. She is the best-selling author of Gamestorming and The Doodle Revolution and she leads a global campaign advocating for visual, game, design and improvisational thinking and hosts a podcast exploring wisdom for modern life called Sunni and Wise. Her TED Talk on doodling has drawn more than a million views on TED.com and her work has been featured in every major U.S. publication including The New York Times, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, WIRED, and Entrepreneur, as well as being featured twice on the beloved CBS Sunday Morning. Sunni is an autodidact and she is trained in meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and two mind-body practices called Hakomi and Internal Family Systems. All of these methods apply ancient wisdom practices to daily life, so this partially satisfies her longing for the nunnery. GrowthHackLove, her most recent start-up with Dr. Krzysztof Piekarski, helps to satisfy the rest.
This is your visual-thinking games handbook and toolkit, all in one. Gamestorming is a proven approach to real-life, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done innovation. You’ll learn techniques to collaborate, communicate and effect real change at work (or anywhere, really). You’ll find out how to turn simple office supplies like sticky notes and index cards into powerful tools for change. And you’ll see how games can seriously break down barriers, amp up communication, and generate breakthrough strategies and ideas.
About The Doodle Revolution:
The Doodle Revolution is a prequel to Gamestorming and also a global movement unto itself. It’s an entertaining and informative romp through applied visual language for non-artists, but it also aims to radically overturn our social (mis)perceptions about doodling. To doodle is not to waste time or to be distracted. Instead, doodling is a powerful technique people use around the world to help themselves THINK. As scientists, innovators and even presidents know, doodling is a precursor to and a catalyst for deep intellectual and creative breakthroughs. This kick-starter guide for igniting and applying simple visual language to any challenge shows that our nascent capacity for visual literacy need only be unleashed in order to elevate cognitive performance instantly, at school and at work. Together, we’ll put the DO in Doodle and liberate Doodlers everywhere. Sign the Doodle Revolutionary’s Manifesto and Viva la Revolución!
About Visual Note-taking 101:
Because we live in an intensely verbal culture, chances are we’ll be taking some kind of notes at work and at school for the rest of our lives. (Groan.) Many of us try and tackle this note-taking challenge by using a laptop, but studies show that typing notes is less effective than taking notes by hand and MUCH less effective than taking visual notes by hand. And…surprise! Taking notes can actually be enjoyable when you teach yourself how to use simple visual language combined with the written word. Tracking verbal content and weaving in images, color, shapes, typography and tools like word-pictures increases attention and engagement, improves the way you process and integrate information and dramatically increases your level of retention. (Our content recall can be 29% higher when we actively produce visual information.) There’s no need to suffer through note-taking that works against the natural structure of the brain. Learn how to take notes that you can actually use (and appreciate). Artistic talent not required.
About Think Board:
Use Think Boards to keep a shopping list on the fridge, coordinate the family calendar, organize your thoughts, and even let your kids draw on the walls! Useful for college dorms, office spaces, student desks, kids’ playrooms, rec rooms, and even your refrigerator door.