Brandy Agerbeck's Visual Thinking Books

The Idea Shapers: The power of putting your thinking into your own hands

Long to feel less overwhelmed? Wish for clarity in your decision making? Looking for lucidity in your thinking? Seeking confidence in your communication? The simple solution is at your fingertips. Paper and pen. In this guide, Brandy Agerbeck reveals drawing as your best thinking tool, making visual thinking attainable and enjoyable through a set of twenty-four Idea Shapers. Each concept combines fine art and facilitation to turn abstract ideas into concrete drawing that help you do great things.

ISBN-10: 1494919338
ISBN-13: 978-1494919337

2016 | 436 pages | 6" x 9" trim size | black and white interior pages

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The Graphic Facilitator's Guide: How to use your listening, thinking and drawing skills to make meaning 

Graphic facilitation is serving a group by writing and drawing their conversation live and large to help them do their work. It is a powerful tool to help people feel heard, to develop a shared understanding as a group, and to be able to see and touch their work in a way they couldn’t access before. Through the 25 guiding principles in this book, you will develop your ability to listen deeply, think critically and draw swiftly to make great work happen.

ISBN-10: 0615591876
ISBN-13: 978-0615591872

2012 | 306 pages | 6" x 9" trim size | black and white interior pages

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Permission: A Guide to Generating More Ideas, Being More of Yourself and Having More Fun at Work

Co-created with Pamela Meyer.

Permission is a playful book with serious intent. In a series of light-hearted short sections, integrated with lively graphics, this book guides all who believe in the value of creativity how to give themselves and others permission to go beyond lip-service to actual service.

ISBN-10: 0615529224
ISBN-13: 978-0615529226

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Drawn Together Through Visual Practice

Co-editor alongside Kelvy Bird, Sam Brad and Jennifer Shepherd. Author of "Making Room for Making: In praise of imperfect drawings and the humans who make them"

Drawn Together through Visual Practice demonstrates the power of images as a primary sensemaking device in an age of unprecedented complexity. Twenty-seven advanced practitioners contribute to this volume, sharing experience-based methods and insights. 

ISBN-10: 0692726004
ISBN-13: 978-0692726006

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The World of Visual Facilitation

Contributor. Author of "The Value of Visual Organization."

The World of Visual Facilitation shares new approaches and stories from visual facilitators all around the world. By sharing their best experiences, co-authors help readers who want to know more about visual facilitation and how you can do resulting in new energy and results.


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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living.

ISBN-10: 9780307951526
ISBN-13: 978-0307951526

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Rengen: The Rise of the Cultural Consumer - and What It Means to Your Business

Ideas - and the forms in which they are expressed - are the new currency. Yet many companies, the media, and even the general population mistakenly see America as an intellectual and cultural wasteland defined by reality television and fast food. RenGen is about the rise of the next "renaissance generation" - an emerging section of the American public who are enlightened, creative, and eager to challenge the status quo.


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