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About a year ago, I attended a business meeting, which proved to me (literally in one day) that all my thoughts regarding the possibilities of pictures are absolutely true. This meeting not only perfectly illustrated the idea of ​​how useful it is to think about business, to use pictures, but also that pictures could provide (which did not happen) a different result.
Last summer, executives 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 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 could push employees to new thinking. The Executive Committee found my idea of ​​solving problems using pictures quite interesting, and I gladly accepted the invitation.

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

I was looking forward to the beginning of the seminar: financial leaders tend to believe only one type of pictures (stock price fluctuation graphs), so I had the opportunity to show a skeptical audience how to use different types of simple pictures to solve problems. And I myself had an excellent reason to learn more about the internal mechanisms of work of a huge financial company.
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