Tim Hurson

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Tim Hurson
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Born 1946
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality Canadian

Writer, Speaker, Consultant

Founding Partner, ThinkX Intellectual Capital

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]

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][4] After working independently for several years, he became a founding partner of ThinkX Intellectual Capital.[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)[8] and co-founder of Mindcamp.[9]


  1. ^ "Hurson, Tim". Canadian Who's Who. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press. 2001. p. 625. 
  2. ^ Lees, David (1986-01-08). "The Successors - Canada's Emerging Business Leaders". Canadian Business: 27. 
  3. ^ Korn, David; T. Hurson; J. Reynolds. "Commercial Gambling Advertising: Possible Impact on Youth Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behavioural Intentions" (PDF). "Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre". pp. 44 (Appendix B). 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "ThinkX - Who We Are". ThinkX Intellectual Capital Inc. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Tim Hurson". Speaker's Spotlight. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "CREA Conference: Team". Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  9. ^ "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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