7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
At 36 pages and $9 the book doesn't seem very good value. But in fact it's wonderful. The articles are more like short stories that are worth reading and re-reading.
I did the Landmark Forum several years ago and small reminders like the Landmark Insights and Distinctions pieces are a great way of reconnecting with the breakthroughs I had during the Forum.
It's also an accessible book for those who have never done the Forum and are interested to see the thinking at work.
The audiobook Insights and Distinctions Conversations that Matter: Insights & Distinctions-Landmark Essays Volume 1
is also a great… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great first outing for Ryan Jackson. The book starts in Auckland New Zealand and the setting took me back to the streets of the city.
The action moves quickly but the underlying intelligence and complexity of the bigger picture is where the book shines.
I'd recommend the book to business people, public relations and marketers as much as to fans of military fiction. There are some interesting ideas about how to "manage the conversation" in this book.
Looking forwards to the next edition.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is a great book and I'm recommending it to a couple of my clients who are new to design thinking. But for anyone that is familiar with how to use the thinking process of a designer in a business context then this book will be too basic. The case studies provide a nice synthesis of the current thinking on "Design Thinking" and the book goes beyond the usual suspects to collect a broad range of case studies. Berger closes the book with a checklist of key excerpts from Bruce Mau for using design thinking:
1. Forget about good (focus on better)
2. Study (get out into the world)
3. Imitate (build on what's gone before)
4. Slow down (observe and… Read more