This book showed up in my Newsweek last week, and my Fast Company this week.
From the synopsis:
Used properly, a simple drawing on a humble napkin is more powerful than Excel or PowerPoint. It can help crystallize ideas, think outside the box, and communicate in a way that people simply "get". In this book Dan Roam argues that everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can’t draw.
This strikes me as one of those crazy-idea-that-just-might-work books that come and go in a year or so, but I’m close to ordering it if, for no other reason, than to find some way to justify more cartoon usage.
Aw heck, it’s a write-off. I’m ordering.