Blah Blah Blah has ratings and 95 reviews. Tamara said: A book about how to pair words with pictures to effectively relay information to others. Read a free sample or buy Blah Blah Blah by Dan Roam. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. blah by dan roam book. Happy reading Blah Blah Blah By Dan Roam Book everyone. Download file Free Book PDF Blah Blah Blah By Dan.

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While I like words, I know that not everyone does and a picture can be a very effective way of communicating.

Now Reading: Blah Blah Blah: What to Do When Words Don’t Work, by Dan Roam

In Blah Blah Blah, he extends his earlier work and reinforces the same basic message: Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint presentation? Dan Roam provides an application-oriented structure to turn weakly-presented ideas into really elegant communication tools. We talk so much that we don’t think very well. He rails blau the iniquities of blah-blah-blah the hopped-up pompous language that leads to complexity which kills our ability to thinkmisunderstanding which kills our ability to leadand boredom which kills our ability to care.

This book offers a way out of blah-blah-blah. Powerful as words are, we fool ourselves when we think freee words alone can detect, describe, and defuse the multifaceted problems of today. Charts, maps, graphs, are all over there. The phrases “blah” or “blah-blah-blah” or “blah-blah-blah-meter” are used hundreds of times, to the point of annoyance, and the fox and hummingbird that represent our different types of thinking felt confusing.


Jun 11, Aaron Bolin rated it it was amazing Shelves: I give the book 5 out of 5 stars. We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. Really interesting ideas and useful graphics–but the print was way too small.

The third section, and the majority, of the book is on how blan use vivid to improve your ideas. Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less?

See the full cast list here. I finished this book in less than a day, I was I purchased this book yesterday on my kindle.

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Refresh and try again. I put in only about 5 bookmarks. Jun 17, Elias rated it really liked it. Aug 16, Katherine Spivey rated it really liked it.

He provides a context for why the visual is so powerful — it accounts for most of our brain’s processing! I am a fan, and I really liked the overall book. In the writing of this book Roam included many simple drawings to help illustrat Excellent re-conceptualization of his first book “Back of the Napkin”. Oct 21, Scott Haraburda rated it liked it. As a matter of fact, in a quick seminar last lbah, we were told basically the same ideas: I do not want to sound ungrateful, this book was a rather good read, easy and fun, i learned many facts and book references as well, and i fre appreciate two bits of infos in the appendixes.


Doing that would allow you to make your own thinking more vivid, help others to get their ideas more clear and also expose problems in a poorly presented or even malicious idea.

At least, how i see it, pictures ARE already involved everywhere. If you hear a sequence, draw a flowchart. It’s called “Vivid Thinking. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even more powerful. Mar 21, Minesweeper rated it really liked it Shelves: This book actually delivers on the title promise. Jun 08, Baiju Mathew rated it it was amazing. Warren Parad Some good ideas, taking the “picture says a thousand words” to heard.

We talk so much that we don’t think very well.

Through Vivid Thinking, we can make the most complicated subjects suddenly crystal clear. Now what is vivid? The six different types of pictures for verbal grammar: Dan also practices this idea in the book as he walks us through his theory with a host of different characters, ranging from Einstein and Captain Sully to his old math teacher.

If you hear a history, draw a timeline. Neat little book, teaches you how to get started using pictures simple drawings as a thinking tool.