Six book recommendations
Do you wish you could produce ideas on demand? Innovation and brilliance aren’t the forte of artists and people in ‘creative’ professions. Some of the worlds most successful thinkers believe every person is creative to some degree.
Maltese physician and inventor Edward de Bono introduced the world to the power of thinking laterally through this groundbreaking tome in 1967. Since then, it has helped millions of people to unleash their creativity for various purposes. It is considered a step-by-step practical textbook on creativity with formal techniques that can be applied anywhere, at any time, to come up with fresh ideas.
The Book of Doing
Alison Arden wrote this book for those who simply don’t have time for the pursuit of creativity. She suggests ways to transform 94 everyday activities into joyful and inventive exercises.
Innovators Tom and David Kelley dispel the myth that creativity is a domain of a chosen few. They provide strategies to tap into your creative potential for productive use.
How to get ideas
This book shows you how to condition your mind to become “idea-prone” utilise your sense of humour, visualise your goals, and conquer rejection.
The Creative Habit
Twyla Tharp lays out 30 simple exercises to get out of a mental block and make creativity a habit instead of a spark of inspiration.
The Opposable Mind
This is the term for human brain’s ability to hold two conflicting ideas together – is used by the worlds most successful businessmen to create superior ideas.
What are your favourite books on creativity? I would love to know.