A Technique for Producing Ideas

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 21, 2003 - Business & Economics - 64 pages
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A McGraw-Hill Advertising Classic

A Technique for Producing Ideas reveals a simple, sensible idea-generation methodology that has stood the test of time.

First presented to students in 1939, published in 1965, and now reissued for a new generation of advertising professionals and others looking to jump-start their creative juices, this powerful guide details a five-step process for gathering information, stimulating imagination, and recombining old elements into dramatic new ideas.

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A great book, one of the dozen I keep in mind.
Should James W. Young had added some examples...
I can do it (!) : the crosswords (and even Sudoku) are a good example of the five steps; let your mind sleep some hours, and the right words come suddenly. It works always.
Jacques Blanc

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You know those little business books of less than 100 pages that are crammed with a big ides? - This is one of those. Written by James Webb Young, a legend within JWT, I recently re-read this book again after I had send a copy to a client. I think it provides a very straight forward approach to generating ideas that has never failed me." 


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The Formula of Experience
The Pareto Theory

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James Webb Young was a driving force behind the creation of the modern advertising industry, and is one of advertising's most honored educators and practitioners.

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