Over the first half of this year, several articles (and responses) about the practice of brainstorming caught my eye. Given that one my interests right now is discovering how to enable groups to do their best thinking, I was intrigued. Here’s the chain, collected in one place.
- The Rise of the New Groupthink by Susan Chain
- Groupthink: The Brainstorming Myth by Jonah Lehrer
- The Problem with the New Groupthink by Scott Berkun (a response to Cain)
- In Defense of Brainstorming by Scott Berkun (a response to Lehrer)
- Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming by Daniel Sobol
- The Brainstorming Process is B.S. But Can We Rework It? by Cliff Kuang
- Yes, You Can Brainstorm Without Groupthink by Vijay Govindarajan and Jay Terwilliger
What’s your take on all this?