Hi I’m Sanjay Shetty.Visual thinking, transformed the way I learn, remember, solve problems, sell solutions, explain concepts to others. It basically changed the way I think and hence I created this blog to capture my experience in visual thinking and learning about visual thinking.
I have always been an avid reader, consuming voluminous amounts of information primarily from books.
Along that path sometime in 2009 I had the first opportunity to learn about visual thinking from my good friend and co-speaker at various conferences Sanjay Vyas(known as Guruji for his mastery of technology and for teaching technology visually. He happened to do a course on C++ the most challenging and powerful language for most computer professionals to learn via visuals. Guruji had developed a methodology, which he called Concept Visualization, which enabled one to take any information and step by step convert it into a visual.
Here’s the amazing part which happened during this course. I was sleep deprived most of the time. His course began at 9:00 A.M. in the morning and finished typically at 7:00 P.M. in the evening, post which I rushed back home and started working on my day job till 3:00-4.00 A.M. in the morning. Despite my sleep deprived state this was probably the most useful course I had ever done, especially as it was done using visuals. Post the course, all of us friends insisted that he teach us his methodology, and he happily obliged, thereby beginning my visual journey.
I followed this up diligently by applying it to almost every possible area, finance, community development, technology learning, social media, running a non-profit, scaling a brand advocates program etc.
Down the line I chanced upon Dan Roam’s Back of the Napkin Book, thishelped me learn and think visually even more. In fact Dan shared a preview of his latest book titled “Blah Blah Blah” with me recently, it’s scheduled to release on 1/11/2011. I was super privileged and happy and my visual journey continues.
I decided I should capture my experiences about visual thinking via this blog, and share about how I’ve applied it to a variety of business scenarios, some from the past two plus years and continuing going forward.