Make Yourself More Creative and Learn How to Sell Your Ideas
- Creativity will improve your work and personal life by making you a better problem solver and a better communicator.
- These creativity books range from the practical to theoretical. There are also marketing books about how to sell your creative ideas.
- A creative idea is not useful until you sell people on how it will make the world a better place. An idea without an audience is like a tree falling in the forest, if no one hears it, then it is doesn’t make a sound.
- Creativity is a contact sport which means that your ideas are enhanced when they are played off other people to get feedback. This interaction produces a result that is much greater than the sum of the parts. Therefore, supplement your reading by working on a creative team or taking a creativity class.
- The Creativity Class uses a workshop format to teach the time-tested creativity techniques that great writers, painters, sculptors, inventors, engineers and scientists use to come up with new ideas and cutting-edge solutions.
by Gabriele Rico, Ph.D.
The title of this book is all wrong! This book should be “Creativity the Natural Way”, and it is for everyone who wants to boost their creative output to the highest possible level. If you are a CEO, business person, parent, teacher, artist or student this book will show you how to use a creative technique known as mind-mapping to become a better problem solver, a great communicator and funny.
by Julia Cameron & Mark Bryan
You will be more creative (guaranteed) if you follow this book’s recommendation to write morning pages (anytime of the day), because it will fill your creative water tank with ideas. You write a stream of consciousness, a total mind dump of whatever you are thinking, and that action will lower the gate to the creative ideas swirling in your subconscious mind so that you can capture them with a butterfly net (wink).
by David Kelley & Tom Kelley
Creativity can be a matter of life and death, and this book describes how inventiveness lead to the creation of the Embrace Infant Warmer that has helped 50,000 under-weight babies survive in developing countries. The authors make the point that everyone is creative, and they explain tools and techniques that will enable you to achieve your creative potential, and make the world a better place.
by Michael Michalko
This book is in its 2nd edition, and at 394 pages, it is packed full of creative ideas. It lists techniques that will make you more creative, and it gives real-world examples of how to apply the new tools. There are plenty of stimulating exercises that will reinforce the creative concepts. Whatever your passion, from cook to CEO, you can now sharpen your creative skills and reach your true potential.
by Roger VonOech
Written in a fun, lighthearted style, this book will knock your creative senses loose. For more than 30 years, this book has shown how to cast off the mental locks that have been holding back your creative potential. It shows how to turn off self-imposed filters that have been blocking your creativity, and makes a convincing case why every company needs to hire a court jester if they want to thrive.
by Guy Kawasaki
Written by the guy who helped make Apple a household name, this Guy gives you a how-to book on making your own creative ideas into household names. This book tells you how to take your creative ideas, and run with them to change the world. You begin at the start, fasten your seat belt, then he shows you how to put the pedal to the metal as you zoom ahead to the finish line of success.