Tim Hurson

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Tim Hurson
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Born 1946
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality Canadian
Occupation

Writer, speaker, consultant

Founding partner, ThinkX Intellectual Capital
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Tim Hurson
ThinkX Intellectual Capital

Think Better Blog

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]

Hurson was a founding partner of Manifest Communications, a company focussed on social change strategy. He was its president until selling the company in 1996.[2] After working independently for several years, he became a founding partner of ThinkX Intellectual Capital.[3]

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.[4]

Hurson is a founding director of Facilitators Without Borders, a faculty member of the conference of the Creativity European Association.[5] and co-founder of Mindcamp.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurson, Tim". Canadian Who's Who. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. 2001. p. 625. 
  2. ^ Lees, David (8 January 1986). "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).  |chapter= ignored (help)
    - 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 1 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "ThinkX - Who We Are". ThinkX Intellectual Capital Inc. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
    - "Tim Hurson". Speaker's Spotlight. Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 22 December 2007. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "CREA Conference: Team". Retrieved 22 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "Mindcamp". Mindcamp. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hurson, Tim (2007). Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill. 
  • Immen, Wallace (12 August 2005). "Get creative: Thinking too much just hurts". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 30 December 2007. 
  • Lees, David (8 January 1986). "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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