Book – The Power of Music Thinking

The Power of Music Thinking by Christof Zürn 
BIS Publishers Amsterdam

The Power of Music Thinking by Christof Zürn, ISBN 97 890 6369 630 6

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Every organisation struggles to maintain open communication and exchange information and ideas among teams and with management. Organisations however must cultivate a fertile, collaborative work sphere to get people to work together effectively and deliver products and services that people need, want, buy, and use. Certain parallels can be found by studying the ways musicians work together, handle leadership, and create something completely new and inspiring.

Music Thinking is an innovative way to strengthen collaboration – a creative invitation for people to become inspired, consider diverse perspectives, and work together in meaningful ways.

Music Thinking moves through four phases: Listen, Tune, Play, and Perform. You and your team navigate together within and among these phases using six interrelated cues. Depending on how you play your instruments and in what combination, for how long and how intensely, you will find different dynamics to address any challenge and create a masterwork of business solutions. Jammin’, Empathy, Personality, Score, Agility, and Remix prompt teams to play such various innovation instruments as Branding, Design Thinking, Service Design, Agile Methodologies, Organizational Change, and Systemic Design.

Discover how to orchestrate your talented team like a symphony, jam together like a rock band, or improvise like a jazz ensemble.

Praise for The Power of Music Thinking

what other people say:

About the Book - The Power of Music Thinking
“… a dense book with a unique visual language. Read it on your next flight or train journey and arrive with fresh ideas and powerful insights to supercharge your work, no matter the field.”
PANOS PANAY 
CO-PRESIDENT AT RECORDING ACADEMY (grammy.com) AND CO-AUTHOR OF ‘TWO BEATS AHEAD’
Nicholas on The Power of Music Thinking 
“… extensive knowledge of music, creativity and management, his book, Music Thinking provides an inspirational guide for leaders and followers, to think and act differently.”
NICHOLAS IND  
PROFESSOR AT KRISTIANIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND THE AUTHOR OF ‘LIVING THE BRAND’ AND 15 MORE BOOKS
Jim about the Book 
“… solving problems from diverse perspectives is possible through direct and powerful analogies with music. Clear, structured, engaging – this book does not disappoint from the first page to the last.”
JIM KALBACH
CHIEF EVANGELIST AT MURAL AND AUTHOR OF MAPPING EXPERIENCES AND THE JOBS TO BE DONE PLAYBOOK
Michael from IDEO talking about The Power of Music Thinking 
“Using a fresh vocabulary of music thinking, business leaders can quickly apply Christof’s frameworks and exercises to their innovation initiatives …”
R. MICHAEL HENDRIX 
PARTNER AND GLOBAL DESIGN DIRECTOR AT IDEO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT BERKLEE AND CO-AUTHOR OF ‘TWO BEATS AHEAD’
Marc from Smaply says about the Book  “Combining music genres and business dynamics is brilliant and practical. It inspires us to rethink different fields simultaneously … a practical, inspirational guide to a sound business.”
MARC STICKDORN 
CEO OF SMAPLY AND CO-AUTHOR OF ‘THIS IS SERVICE DESIGN THINKING’ AND ‘THIS IS SERVICE DESIGN DOING’
Arne from Design Thinkers Academy about The Power of Music Thinking 
“… not only as an art form or metaphor but as a real transformative set of tools, skills and language. 
This is one of those moments I caught myself thinking, ‘damn, I wish I thought of that’.”
ARNE VAN OOSTEROM 
FOUNDER OF DESIGN THINKERS GROUP AND DESIGN THINKERS ACADEMY AND HOST OF THE CREATIVE LEADERSHIP PODCAST
“… Music is so instinctive and irresistibly human, music thinking breathes new life into old models. Business will never sound the same.”
NICK COATES
GLOBAL CONSULTANCY DIRECTOR AT C SPACE AND CONTRIBUTOR TO ‘BRAND TOGETHER’ AND ‘CO-CREATING BRANDS’
“… it should be appreciated like a gift for all of us … Please don’t miss Music Thinking’s twin, the Music Thinking Jam Cards. Once you enjoy the book, you will appreciate the card deck in a new way.”
WOLFGANG STARK
PROFESSOR EM. FOR ORGANISATIONAL AND COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY, EDITOR AND CO-AUTHOR ‘IMPROVISATION UND ORGANISATION’

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  • ISBN 97 890 6369 630 6
  • Paperback with flaps
    including fold-out The Music Thinking Framework, an overview of dynamics in colour and endorsements from the music industry, design thinking, branding and organisational change experts.
  • 208 pages in black and white
  • 20,3 x 13,5 cm

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