Squiggle birds

Squiggle birds is a quick exercise that you can use to get people stretching their visual thinking muscles. It takes about five minutes and quickly, clearly demonstrates how little effort is really required to make meaningful, easy-to-read images. The main…

What is Liminal Thinking?

A preview of some of the ideas from my upcoming book, Liminal Thinking. Liminal Thinking is the art of creating change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. Learn more.

Konica Minolta interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Paul Chaplin of the Konica Minolta Business Innovation Group. This was one of three interviews on innovation. The published interview, which is edited, can be found on Vimeo. Below is the…

Seven questions with Dave Gray

“Dave Gray has an amazing workspace, a small building that sits behind his lovely house in St. Louis County. It’s the perfect place to create, which he does in a variety of disciplines. It’s so nice that he insists that…

Connected company webcast

Connected Company webcast for O’Reilly media. From the description of the webcast: “It’s getting more and more difficult for companies to handle complexity: increasing customer demands for more customization, more convenience, lower costs and faster innovation. At some point the…

The connected organization

A webcast I did on 27 June 2013 to explain connected organization concepts to the U.S. cooperative extension, an American government outreach organization.

Government is a service

The purpose of government is to serve the people. Thomas Jefferson and Mao Zedong may not agree on much, but they do agree on this. “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in…

How to know when to draw

My friend Marcia Conner, an admitted “word person” has been honing her visual thinking skills. She asked me “How can I recognize when I should be drawing an idea, versus communicating it some other way?” Watch my conversation (and sketching)…

How to know what to draw

I have taught a lot of people how to draw their ideas. One of the questions that comes up over and over is “now that I can draw my ideas, how do I know what to draw to get my…

Visual Thinking basics

In this video, I share some basics of visual thinking that should get you up in running in about 20 minutes. This video is a bit long, so I added a table of contents so you can quickly navigate to…