Books by Dr Ken Hudson

Books to help you create, solve and innovate

I have written 3 internationally published books (Allen & Unwin) that have been published in 9 countries.

The Idea Generator: Tools for Business Growth

The Idea Generator: Tools for Business Growth

(ALLEN & UNWIN, 2007)

A short book of tools to help you and your team to create new ideas. This is a handy, practical book containing 60 ideation tools to help you:

  • Generate big, new ideas;
  • Create new growth opportunities;
  • Improve you performance and your team;
  • Sell with more impact and
  • Deliver breakthrough leadership results.

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The Idea Accelerator: How to Solve Problems Faster Using Speed Thinking

The Idea Accelerator: How to Solve Problems Faster Using Speed Thinking

(ALLEN & UNWIN, 2008)

This is a companion book to The Idea Generator and is written in a similar accessible style.

The emphasis is on simple, effective creativity tools that you and a group or team can use quickly to solve problems or generate ideas in more creative ways.

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Speed Thinking: How to thrive in a time-poor world:

Speed Thinking: How to thrive in a time-poor world:

(ALLEN & UNWIN, 2010)

This book introduces readers to the theory and application of Speed Thinking. It outlines an amazing new approach that anyone can use to generate new ideas and solutions – in minutes!

The Speed Thinking book covers the:

  • Insight behind speed thinking
  • Magical 9: 2 starting formula
  • Speed Thinking 4-step approach and
  • How to use Speed Thinking to brainstorm ideas, solve problems and fast-track your success.
  • Ideas Blitz is the tool of Speed Thinking
  • Soon to be published in China

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Dr Ken writes to help you think differently

Posts to stretch, switch and inspire new ideas & opportunities.

What is Creative Mode?

What is Creative Mode?

Switch Thinking is the ability to switch between your (and others) efficient mode of thinking and a creative mode. And like any switch you can can move back and forth between your efficient and creative modes when you need to. Think of a light switch. You can switch...

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Our two modes of thinking explained

Our two modes of thinking explained

One of my favourite cricket players when I was growing up was Greg Chappell. I admired his beautiful stroke play and elegant style. But he had another strength that I had not fully appreciated until later. His mental skills. As Greg Chappell explains: 'My routine...

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Why everyone is in the creating business

Why everyone is in the creating business

I read a post this morning that outlined a few ways that people working in the creative industries could generate some new ideas. This made me think. Is this framing too narrow? Rather than think about the creative industries (as though other industries are not...

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