Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Tools for Strategic Thinking

Recently, I've come across two websites that have great collections of tools that support strategic thinking and innovation. Both are free sites. The first is Businessballs, a free learning and development resource for people and organizations, run by Alan Chapman, in Leicester, England. The website's aims are to provide free and helpful resources for personal and organizational development. The site includes an excellent selection of hundreds of worksheets, games, exercises, tools and diagrams. Go to: The second website is Manyworlds at The site bills itself as "the Knowledge Network for Business Thought Leaders". You can create a personal knowledge network based on your interests. When you log in, the site displays updates in the topical areas you have previously selected. You can change your preferences whenever you want to. Manyworlds also automatically generates a set of recommendations for new resources that are judged to be useful to you based on your use of the website and your identified interests. This list of recommendations is updated weekly.