The following print bibliography provides selected resources on the subject of creative thinking and ability in business. The links will take you to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.
Marty Neumeier, acclaimed author of The Brand Gap and Metaskills, has compressed the wisdom of the ages into the first 'quick start guide' for genius—46 glittering gems that will light your path to creative brilliance. This is THE essential handbook for designers, entrepreneurs, marketers, educators, artists, scientists, innovators, and future leaders in every field.
Individuals and groups can improve their creativity by using creativity techniques described in this book that also introduces the basic creative problem solving problem (CPS) model. This book will be beneficial to managers, professionals, team leaders, and anybody interested in improving his or her job performance.
Award-winning filmmaker, Barnet Bain, guides readers in unlocking "the creative self." His book offers a map for stepping into a dimension of imagination where innovation is born. Known for his inspirational documentaries and movies, as well as his popular creativity workshops, Barnet Bain makes his teachings available for the first time in book form.
Make no mistake; creative thinking is a skill. As with any skill, it can be strengthened, honed and mastered. And just like any endeavor, mastery of creativity requires thoughtful study and practice. This book gives you the tools you need to make creative thinking a part of your approach to every aspect of your life.
Creative Girl shows women how to turn their talents into a money-making career smartly. Whether readers are just tapping into their creativity and want to see where it takes them, or if they're already making a creative living and know it's time to grab hold of the next level of success, this book has specific advice for women at varying stages.
Stimulating and developing the creative potential of all members of an organization is widely seen as contributing to performance and results. This textbook introduces ideas, skills and models to help students understanding how creative thinking can aid problem-solving. The latest edition of this well-regarded book brings the story up to date whilst retaining popular features such as case studies and case histories together with extensive diagrams, examples and thought-provoking questions. New to this edition are sections on thinking styles and types, creativity and its role in innovation, implementation, and software aids to creativity. This rounded textbook will continue to be an ideal resource for a range of courses and modules across the business school curriculum including problem-solving, strategic management, creativity and innovation management.
Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation--into the meetings, postmortems, and 'Braintrust' sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture--but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, 'an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.
Rowan Gibson identifies four main business perspectives that enable readers to discover opportunities for innovation and growth. By interviewing top innovators, like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and others, he determines the following actions are critical: 1) challenging orthodoxies; 2) harnessing trends; 3) leveraging resources; and 4) understanding needs.
Great leaders and great organizations have found the balance between the enthusiastic and inspiring Idea Monkeys and the focused and empowering leaders, the people who turned their ideas into a reality. Written by the leaders of the globally recognized Innovation Agency, this book contains entertaining stories, fun illustrations and practical tips to inspire and empower both Idea Monkeys--and the (Ring) Leaders who must somehow focus those creative people's energy and ideas.
Moving the Needle provides both the "kick in the pants" and the game plan many of us need to break out of the rut and get moving to achieve our goals. CEOs, vice presidents, professionals, military personnel, and even college students frequently express frustration at the entrenched status quo, in which initiating progress feels like moving mountains. This book lights a path toward continual improvement, helping readers first find a direction, then make the key transitions that jumpstart forward progress.
Based on the latest research into how creative firms and individuals succeed, David Burkus demystifies the processes that drive innovation by highlighting mistaken ideas that hold people back. He also demonstrates how anyone can incorporate a practical approach to discovering the best new ideas for themselves and their companies.
Marketing expert and Georgetown University Professor, Rohit Bhargava, shows readers how to use the power of non-obvious thinking to grow businesses and make a bigger impact in the world. This new fifth edition is filled with entertaining insights that will demonstrate how to think different, curate your ideas and get better at predicting tomorrow based on patterns observed in the world today.
"When was the last time you did something for the first time? How did it feel? There are no step-by-step how-to instructions in Poke the Box. Instead, you'll find a series of layers, a foundation for taking a different approach to your work. Instead of learning to be more compliant, I want to push you to be the one who takes initiative."--Author
Dorie Clark explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart and promote them successfully. The key is to recognize your own value, cultivate your expertise, and put yourself out there. Featuring vivid examples and drawing on interviews with Seth Godin, Robert Cialdini, and other thought leaders, Clark teaches readers how to develop a big idea, leverage existing affiliations, and build a community of followers. She offers not mere self-promotion, but an opportunity to change the world for the better while giving you the ultimate job insurance.
The era of 'left brain' dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which 'right brain' qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate. That's the argument at the center of this provocative and original book, which uses the two sides of our brains as a metaphor for understanding the contours of our times.