Ask the Wise Fool®

Ask the Wise Fool®
Ask the Wise Fool®
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The Wise Fool is the brave soul and the adventuresome spirit who dares to think differently. He is an irreverent visionary who experiences life on his own terms. Historically, it was the job of the Wise Fool to question convention and authority, and break with traditional thinking. The Wise Fool approach to modern life means letting go of assumptions about how things should be done, and finding innovative and alternative approaches to doing things better

Ask the Wise Fool card deck offers 66 practical strategies for stimulating creativity and gaining new perspectives on solving challenges. Each card in the deck presents: a nugget of advice, an illustration, a story that highlights the principle, and a question to help you apply the idea to your situation. The three ‘suits’ relate to the qualities of the Fool: the Contrary, the Creative, and the Cautionary. The 96-page illustrated guidebook offers additional ways to incorporate Wise Fool thinking into your life. 

Ask the Wise Fool presents fresh, new ideas and inspiration along with some tried and true wisdom from previous Creative Whack decks. Roger von Oech’s products have enriched millions of minds around the world. He is the author of the classic A Whack on the Side of the Head and the popular Creative Whack Pack. He is also the creator of the award-winning Ball of Whacks.

Also by Roger von Oech: Innovative Whack Pack® Deck

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    1.2 lb(s)
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  • Size
    66 cards measure: 3.5" x 5.38"
    Box measures: 3.63" x 5.5"
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  • Author
    Roger von Oech

What Customers Are Saying About Ask the Wise Fool®

When power becomes concentrated in the hands of a small group (or single person), the “yes-men” take over. When that happens, smart authoritarians invite a “Wise Fool” into their inner circle to ensure that somebody will speak the truth to them. These court jesters are traditionally given immunity in advance, so that they are free to tell the person in charge that they have become delusional. Roger von Oech has made a career out of being the person who points out the elephant in the room. And quite a successful career it is.This 66-card deck and 96-page guidebook is his latest entry into the “let’s keep it real” arena. The cards are divided into three suits. CONTRARY STRATEGIES cards are designed to challenge groupthink and help readers get in touch with their creative core. CREATIVE STRATEGIES cards are meant to shift readers perspectives and help them look at things with new eyes. CAUTIONARY STRATEGIES cards counsel prudence in an unpredictable world.Like von Oech, I have spent most of my adult life studying (and practicing) creative process. It appears that creativity is an idea whose time has come. Once again, US Games is at the head of the pack, helping von Oech to bring his wisdom to the public in this original and beautifully designed intuitive tool. 

— Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks,

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