In The Back of the Napkin, Dan Roam says that we're all born with a talent for visual thinking, but we were often not encouraged to develop it. In the video below, the author shows how anyone with a pen and some paper can use their imagination to work through any business problem in a visual way.
Below is a video clip on Dan's appearance on Fox Business.
Here's Dan on MSNBC's "Your Business." Checkout The Back of the Napkin website (and link to Dan's blog).
Now for something completely different
Later this week I'll have the pleasure of speaking at Microsoft again about some of the ideas behind Presentation Zen, etc. So I have a question: If you could say anything (constructive) to Microsoft about PowerPoint and presentations, etc., what would you say? This includes the good, the bad, and the not so attractive. What's your opinion? What do you like about ppt? How has it improved over the years (or not)? If you no longer use the tool, why not? As a longtime user of PowerPoint — and someone who made multimedia presentations before PowerPoint was invented — I have a pretty good feel of what people like and where they struggle, but I'd love to hear from you. In fact, your input is vital. I would love to incorporate your feedback into my talk. Please feel free to use the comments section below or send me an email directly. Thanks very much!