Title Concise Advice: The Diagrams Book
Subtitle 50 Ways to Solve Any Problem Visually
Author Kevin Duncan
ISBN 9789386105172
List price Rs 225.00
Price outside India Available on Request
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 136
Book size 140 x 210 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher LID Publishing
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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“This book is brimming with ideas I plan to plunder next time I embark on a slide presentation.”
Paula Carter, Director of Planning, Channel Four Television

“I’m a very visual person, so the book resonated very strongly with me. It’s a great way to resolve issues that have become bogged down in too many words.”
James Sturrock, Director, Commercial Direct, Direct Line Group

“I love the simplicity of it all. Being a shape and visual person, it is totally aligned with my kind of thinking. I can see some quick wins using these ideas in workshops.”
Judy Goldberg, Executive Director, Leadership & Organisation Development, Sony Pictures Entertainment

“Here is a visual language that can be used to make one’s case and win respect.”
Will Harris, Business Director, WPP



Many people find it difficult to express ideas and solve problems purely with words. They find it much easier to use diagrams. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are 50 of the best diagrams to help anyone with problem solving and thinking.
Each of the 50 diagrams are presented on one spread, explained simply and accompanied by an exercise to help you apply them to your own sltuatlon. Now re-issued in a handy workbook format, The Diagrams Book is the ideal companion to The Ideas Book.


FOREWORD: Tracy De Groose, CEO, Carat UK

Part One: Triangles & Pyramids

The Pyramid • The Selling Pyramid • The Cone of Learning • The Whittling Wedge • The Rising Wedge • The Interlocking Wedge • The IF Triangle • The F Triangle • The Business Satisfaction Triangle • The Personal Motivation Triangle

Part Two: Squares & Axes

The Growing Pane • The Priority Matrix • The Market Map • The Bargaining Arena • The Bravery Scale • The Barriers To Purchase Axis • The Box Process • The Long Tail • The Histogram • The Gottschaldt Figurine

Part Three: Circles & Pies

The Target, Fried Egg or Onion • The Pie Chart • The Venn Diagram • The Central Idea Satellite System • The Molecular Structure • The Work/Life Balance Diagram • The Changing Role of the Team Leader Circle • The Cone or Loud Hailer • The So What? Cycle of Questions • The ‘From Your Head To The World’ Circle

Part Four: Timelines & Year Views

The Liveline • The Personal Deadline • The Cultural Deadline • The Year To A View • The Tertials v. Quarters Year View • The Less-Than-Twelve-Month Year • The Strategy v. Tactics Year View • The Energy Line • The Motivational Dip • The Motivational Clothes Line

Part Five: Flows & Concepts

The Organization Chart: How To Do It • The Organization Chart: How Not To Do It • The Three Buckets • The Funnel, Hopper or Leaky Bucket • The Hour Glass • The Bow Tie • The Decision Tree • The Rivers and Dams Concept • The Service Fulcrum • The Depersonalizing Problems Concept

Appendix: Diagram Sources & Further Reading
About the Author

About the Author:

Kevin Duncan is a business adviser, marketing expert, motivational speaker and author. After 20 years in advertising, he has spent the last 15 as an independent troubleshooter, advising companies on how to change their businesses for the better, via change management programmes, non-exec work or better pitching.

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Students and General Readers.
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