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Open to Think

Slow Down, Think Creatively and Make Better Decisions
Narrated by: Dan Pontefract
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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While it may not occur to us on a daily basis, there is a widespread cultural tendency toward quick decisions and quick action. This pattern has resulted in many of our society's greatest successes, but even more of its failures. Though the root cause is by no means malicious, we have begun to reward speed over quality, and the negative effects suffered in both our personal and professional lives are potentially catastrophic.

Best-selling author and Chief Envisioner Dan Pontefract offers the solution to this predicament with what he coins "Open Thinking", a cyclical process in which creativity is encouraged, critiquing leads to better decisions, and thoughtful action delivers positive, sustainable results. He proposes a return to balance between the three components of productive thought: dreaming, deciding, and doing.

Based on organizational and societal data, academic research, historical studies, and a wide range of interviews, Open to Think is an appeal for a world of better thinking. Pontefract introduces tangible, actionable strategies to improve the way we think as organizations and individuals.

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  • Joanne
  • Pender Island, BC, Canada
  • 12-06-18

A Valuable Read for Busy Business Executives

It is hard for Business Leaders to free up time from busy calendars for anything but the pressures of running their Operations. Dan effectively conveys the value of taking time out to think.

The author has done a lot of research and has many great examples from Organizations and Business Executives. And he includes a moving story about his daughter Claire who demonstrates Open Thinking.

Open to Think ‘is about the never-ending and cyclical journey of dreaming, deciding, and doing.’

A valuable read for any busy Business Executive.