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“Open to Think” wins getAbstract International Book Award

Congratulations to Dan Pontefract whose book, Open to Think was awarded the getAbstract International Book Award at the official awards ceremony which took place at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Each year, getAbstract assesses more than 10,000 English and German non-fiction books. From these, it selects 10 finalists.

While it may not occur to us on a daily basis, there is a widespread cultural tendency toward quick decisions and quick action. This pattern has resulted in many of our society’s greatest successes, but even more of its failures. Though the root cause is by no means malicious, we have begun to reward speed over quality, and the negative effects suffered in both our personal and professional lives are potentially catastrophic.

Best-selling author and Chief Envisioner Dan Pontefract offers the solution to this predicament with what he coins “Open Thinking,” a cyclical process in which creativity is encouraged, critiquing leads to better decisions, and thoughtful action delivers positive, sustainable results. He proposes a return to balance between the three components of productive thought: dreaming, deciding, and doing.

Based on organizational and societal data, academic research, historical studies, and a wide range of interviews, Open to Think is an appeal for a world of better thinking. Pontefract introduces tangible, actionable strategies to improve the way we think as organizations and individuals.


October 21, 2019
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