Summary of The Power of Innovative Thinking

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The Power of Innovative Thinking book summary


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By taking the time to think about the way you think, you can actually become a better, or at least more effective, thinker. That’s the main premise of Jim Wheeler’s brief book, which despite being somewhat simplistic, still manages to convey some valuable insights into thinking patterns. Readers who are new to the study of mental processes will be well pleased with Wheeler’s work, which is written in a non-intimidating, conversational tone. He takes a methodical approach in examining human thought and offers clear suggestions as to how to change your thinking habits to encourage positive results. getAbstract recommends this book to human resources executives, who will find its concepts helpful in training employees, forming teams and identifying potential leaders, and to any executive or student looking for a competitive edge.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to understand the mental filters that dictate the way you think;
  • How adaptive and innovative thinkers contrast and complement one another; and
  • How to develop power thinking skills.

About the Author

Jim Wheeler first wrote this book ten years ago. It was recently reissued.



Screening Out Stimulation
People come equipped with mental filters that affect the way they think. These filters are essentially subconscious, social or survival-related screening mechanisms.

Subconscious filters are linked to your values, culture and religious background...

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