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About a year ago I attended one business meeting, which proved to me (literally in one day) that all my thoughts on the possibilities of pictures are absolutely correct. This meeting not only perfectly illustrated the idea of ​​how useful it is to think about things, use pictures, but also that pictures could provide (which did not happen) a different result.
Last summer, the leaders of a large financial company - let's call it AmericanWay Financial * - invited me to hold a seminar on visual thinking as part of the annual meeting of leaders. AmericanWay has just completed the next fiscal year with a record result, and the board of directors wanted to take advantage of the accumulated positive energy and conduct classes that can push employees to new thinking. The Executive Committee considered my idea of ​​solving problems with the help of pictures interesting enough, and I gladly accepted the invitation.

* This is not a real name. All the stories in the book are true, but some companies asked me not to mention their names. I used the original names only with the permission of the companies. Hereinafter, except for the stipulated cases - Notes of the author.

I was looking forward to the beginning of the seminar: financial managers tend to believe only one type of pictures (charts of fluctuations in stock prices), so I had an opportunity to show skeptical audience how to use various kinds of simple pictures to solve problems. And I myself had an excellent reason to learn more about the internal mechanisms of the huge financial company.
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