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The best creativity books

Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. The classic study of the creative process from the national bestselling author of Flowcreativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals what leads to these moments—be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist...

The Creativity Challenge: Design, Experiment, Test, Innovate, Build, Create, Inspire, and Unleash Your Genius
The Creativity Challenge: Design, Experiment, Test, Innovate, Build, Create, Inspire, and Unleash Your Genius
Tanner Christensen. As seen on Inc. com - Discover your "Aha" moment--right now! - What's the best way to become more creative? Just change how you think! This book challenges you to go against your default ways of thinking in order to write, design, and build something extraordinary...

Creativity: Where the Divine and Human Meet
Creativity: Where the Divine and Human Meet
Matthew Fox. The author of Original Blessing explores how the highest communion with the Divine can be found right at our fingertips in the simplest expressions of human creativity. - Drawn from a sermon that has electrified listeners, here is a concise, powerful meditation on the nature of creativity from Episcopal...

Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking
Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking
Emily K. Neuburger. 2018 Teachers' Choice Award Winner 2017 Mom's Choice Awards Winner - Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling...

inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity
inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity
Tina Seelig. Imaginative. Innovative. Ingenious. These words describe the visionaries we all respect and admire. And they can describe you, too. Contrary to common belief, creativity is not a gift some of us are born with...

Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World
Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World
Tina Seelig. International bestselling author and Stanford University professor Tina Seelig adapts her wildly popular creativity course to a practical guide on how to put your best ideas into action. For the past fifteen years, Professor Tina Seelig has taught her Stanford students how to creatively unleash their...

The Origins of Creativity
The Origins of Creativity
Edward O. Wilson. An eloquent exploration of creativity, The Origins of Creativity grapples with the question of how this uniquely human expression―so central to our identity as individuals and, collectively, as a species―came about and how it has manifested itself throughout the history of our species...

Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process
Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process
. A stunning masterclass on the creative process, the craft of writing, and the art of finding inspiration from Stephen King, Junot Díaz, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, and more of the most acclaimed writers at work today - "For artists in need of a creative fix, Light...

Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity
Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity
Keith Sawyer. A science-backed method to maximize creative potential in any sphere of life With the prevalence of computer technology and outsourcing, new jobs and fulfilling lives will rely heavily on creativity and innovation...

Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within (Osho Insights for a New Way of Living)
Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within (Osho Insights for a New Way of Living)
Osho. As Osho points out in the foreward to this book, historically, the creative person has been all but forced to rebel against the society. But nowadays, the situation has dramatically changed. In today's world, the ability to respond creatively to new challenges is demanded of everybody, from corporate...

The Little Spark - 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity
The Little Spark - 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity
Carrie Bloomston. You were born with a creative spark inside. Do you look at yourself now and wonder if the spark has gone out? Ignite that inner fire with the 30 engaging exercises, fun activities, inspirational images, and motivating ideas in this book...

Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius
Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius
Michael Michalko. From the bestselling author of Thinkertoys, this follow up brings innovative creative thinking techniques within reach, giving you the tools to tackle everyday challenges in new ways.   - Internationally renowned business creativity expert, Michael Michalko will show you how creative people think—and...

The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life John Daido Loori. The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life

The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity Erik Wahl.

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology) .

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity Hugh MacLeod. When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog-gapingvoid...

Creativity: The Perfect Crime Philippe Petit. In the vein of The Creative Habit and The Artist’s Way, a new manifesto on the creative process from a master of the impossible.   Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands...

The Giant Book of Creativity for Kids: 500 Activities to Encourage Creativity in Kids Ages 2 to 12--Play, Pretend, Draw, Dance, Sing, Write, Build, Tinker Bobbi Conner. Winner of the 2015 Parent's Choice Award - The perfect starting point for creative play, this is the ultimate book of ideas for arts and crafts, building and tinkering, writing and rhyming, singing and dancing, and more! For parents who don't feel they are creative, this book provides an easy entry point...

Creativity in Business: Based on the Famed Stanford University Course That Has Revolutionized the Art of Success Michael Ray.

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative Austin Kleon. You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look...

Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results Drew Boyd. “The ‘inside-the-box approach’ can reveal key opportunities for innovation that are hiding in plain sight” (Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive). - The traditional attitude toward creativity in the American business world is to “think outside the box”—to brainstorm without restraint in hopes...

The Creativity Cure: How to Build Happiness with Your Own Two Hands Carrie Barron. A Do-It-Yourself Prescription for Happiness - In their insightful book, wife-and-husband physicians Carrie and Alton Barron present an innovative, highly achievable five-part plan to unleash happiness and alleviate depression and anxiety by tapping into creative potential...

The Business Side of Creativity: The Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Small Graphic Design or Communications Business (Fourth Updated Edition) Cameron S. Foote.

Whole Lotta Creativity Going On: 60 Fun and Unusual Exercises to Awaken and Strengthen Your Creativity Regina Pacelli. Be your own kind of creative. Everyone has a creative core. Everyone! But, in order for it to thrive, it needs to be nurtured. That's where "Whole Lotta Creativity Going On" can help. It's not a crafts or how-to book, but rather a fun book, filled with 10 different types of unusual and thought-provoking...

Art Heals: How Creativity Cures the Soul Shaun McNiff. The field of art therapy is discovering that artistic expression can be a powerful means of personal transformation and emotional and spiritual healing. In this book, Shaun McNiff, a leader in expressive arts therapy for more than three decades, reflects on a wide spectrum of activities aimed at reviving...

Deep Nature Play: A Guide to Wholeness, Aliveness, Creativity, and Inspired Learning Joseph Bharat Cornell. When absorbed in deep play our sensory awareness is heightened, we become immersed in the present moment and feel intensely alert and alive. Because play is fun and rewarding, we operate at the peak of our mental and physical capacity...

Hegarty on Creativity: There Are No Rules John Hegarty. A look into what lies behind creativity from one of the advertising industry's leading players Creativity isn’t an occupation; it’s a preoccupation. It is challenge for everyone in the modern world―from business and advertising to education and beyond...

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