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Business Beyond the Box: Applying Your Mind for Breakthrough Results by John O'keeffe

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9 Hats, Maps and Thinking Pads

In the 1950s, psychologists estimated that the average person used 50% of brain capacity. In the 1960s and 1970s, the estimate was lowered to 10%. In the 1990s the best guess is 0.01% or less.

Michael J Gelb, High Performance Learning

You won’t get breakthrough results by continuing all your current habits and practices in the same way as before. But at the same time you and the organization probably feel it’s difficult to change your routines and procedures. Indeed, many people feel that the whole culture has to change.

Don’t try to change the culture, just change the habits. If you change habits on only two activities – meetings and memos – you will make an enormous difference. Meetings and memos of one sort or ...

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