Tim Hurson (born 1946) is a speaker, writer, and creativity theorist living in Toronto, Canada. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and grew up in New York, USA. He is now a Canadian citizen. He was educated at The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey, and went to college at Oberlin College in Ohio. [1 ]
Tim Hurson was a founding partner of Manifest Communications, a company focussed on social change strategy. He served as its President until selling the company in 1996.
[2 ] [3 ] After working independently for several years, he became a founding partner of ThinkX Intellectual Capital. [4 ] [5 ] [6 ]
Hurson developed a problem-solving technique known as the ThinkX
Productive Thinking Model, a six-step process that builds on the Osborn- Parnes Creative Problem Solving Process, combining it with more rigorous engineering-based techniques such as IDEF. [7 ]
Hurson is a founding Director of Facilitators Without Borders, a faculty member of CREA (the conference of the
Creativity European Association) and co-founder of Mindcamp. [8 ] [9 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Hurson, Tim". Canadian Who's Who. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. 2001. p. 625.
^ Lees, David (1986-01-08). "The Successors - Canada's Emerging Business Leaders". Canadian Business: 27.
^ Korn, David; T. Hurson; J. Reynolds. "Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre" (PDF). pp. 44 (Appendix B).
^ Canadian Foundation on Compulsive Gambling (Ontario). "CFCG(O) Welcomes New Faces to the Board of Directors" (PDF). Newslink: Problem Gambling News and Information (Fall 1999) . Retrieved . 2008-02-01
^ "ThinkX - Who We Are". ThinkX Intellectual Capital Inc . Retrieved . 2008-02-01
^ "Tim Hurson". Speaker's Spotlight. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24 . Retrieved . 2007-12-22
^ Hurson, Tim (2007). Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill. pp. xii. ISBN 978-0-07-149493-9.
^ "CREA Conference: Team" . Retrieved . 2007-12-22
^ "Mindcamp". Mindcamp . Retrieved . 2009-12-13
Further reading [ edit ]
Hurson, Tim (2007). Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill.
Immen, Wallace (2005-08-12). "Get creative: Thinking too much just hurts". Globe and Mail . Retrieved . 2007-12-30
Lees, David (1986-01-08). "The Successors - Canada's Emerging Business Leaders". Canadian Business.
Cameron, Grant (December 2007). "Looking for 'sweet spot' when it comes to thought". The Bottom Line 23 (16): 1.
Hurson, Tim (August 1999). "Why We Are Creatively Challenged". Creativity in Action.
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