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The Diagrams Book

Book Description

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 most useful diagrams, which are used by consultants, academics, MBA students and smart managers globally to aid their problem-solving and thinking. Triangle and pyramids, grids and axes, timelines, flows and concepts, circles – the 50 diagrams are each visually presented and then explained in an accessible manner, including tips and advice on how you can apply them to your own situations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Dedication
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword: Tracy De Groose, CEO, Carat UK
  7. Introduction
  8. Part One: Triangles & Pyramids
    1. 1. The Pyramid
    2. 2. The Selling Pyramid
    3. 3. The Cone of Learning
    4. 4. The Whittling Wedge
    5. 5. The Rising Wedge
    6. 6. The Interlocking Wedge
    7. 7. The IF Triangle
    8. 8. The F Triangle
    9. 9. The Business Satisfaction Triangle
    10. 10. The Personal Motivation Triangle
  9. Part Two: Squares & Axes
    1. 11. The Growing Pane
    2. 12. The Priority Matrix
    3. 13. The Market Map
    4. 14. The Bargaining Arena
    5. 15. The Bravery Scale
    6. 16. The Barriers To Purchase Axis
    7. 17. The Box Process
    8. 18. The Long Tail
    9. 19. The Histogram
    10. 20. The Gottschaldt Figurine
  10. Part Three: Circles & Pies
    1. 21. The Target, Fried Egg or Onion
    2. 22. The Pie Chart
    3. 23. The Venn Diagram
    4. 24. The Central Idea Satellite System
    5. 25. The Molecular Structure
    6. 26. The Work/Life Balance Diagram
    7. 27. The Changing Role of the Team Leader Circle
    8. 28. The Cone or Loud Hailer
    9. 29. The So What? Cycle of Questions
    10. 30. The ‘From Your Head To The World’ Circle
  11. Part Four: Timelines & Year Views
    1. 31. The Liveline
    2. 32. The Personal Deadline
    3. 33. The Cultural Deadline
    4. 34. The Year To A View
    5. 35. The Tertials v. Quarters Year View
    6. 36. The Less-Than-Twelve-Month Year
    7. 37. The Strategy v. Tactics Year View
    8. 38. The Energy Line
    9. 39. The Motivational Dip
    10. 40. The Motivational Clothes Line
  12. Part Five: Flows & Concepts
    1. 41. The Organization Chart: How To Do It
    2. 42. The Organization Chart: How Not To Do It
    3. 43. The Three Buckets
    4. 44. The Funnel, Hopper or Leaky Bucket
    5. 45. The Hour Glass
    6. 46. The Bow Tie
    7. 47. The Decision Tree
    8. 48. The Rivers and Dams Concept
    9. 49. The Service Fulcrum
    10. 50. The Depersonalizing Problems Concept
  13. Appendix: Diagram Sources & Further Reading
  14. About the Author