Books

BOOKS ABOUT PERSONAL CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT



SIX THINKING HATS by Edward de Bono
Every one of us is unique in their thinking. Often we are not aware that by thinking in the pattern that we have adopted throughout our life we might be missing something – insights and ideas that would help us become better thinkers. In this book Edward de Bono has untangled the complicated process of thinking into six thinking models that you will be able to discover and try out. As a result, your thinking will become faster, more comprehensive and more creative.

The first practical explanation of how creativity works, this results-oriented bestseller trains listeners to move beyond a "vertical" mode of thought to tap the potential of lateral thinking. In this book Dr. de Bono explains how to switch from the traditional thinking by using alternative thinking paths.

Learn to unlock these abilities with Creativity Workout. In 62 excercises designed by Edward de Bono, the world's leading creativity expert, you'll discover how to tap into your most original thinking. Each exercise is fun and simple and will get you in the creative state of mind necessary to think yourself to success.

About Edward de Bono
Edward de Bono invented the concept of lateral thinking. A world-renowned writer and philosopher, he is the leading authority in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. Dr de Bono has written more than 60 books, in 40 languages, with people now teaching his methods worldwide. He has chaired a special summit of Nobel Prize laureates, and been hailed as one of the 250 people who have contributed most to mankind.

Creativity expert Michael Michalko shows that in every field of endeavor, from business and science to government, the arts, and even day-to-day life natural creativity is limited by the prejudices of logic and the structures of accepted categories and concepts. Through step-by-step exercises, illustrated strategies, and inspiring real-world examples he shows readers how to liberate their thinking and literally expand their imaginations by learning to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of the subconscious mind. He also reveals the attitudes and approaches diverse geniuses share.

In this trailblazing book, internationally renowned business creativity expert Michael Michalko shows how creative people think, and how to put their secrets to work for you. To create this book, Michalko researched and analyzed hundreds of history's greatest thinkers, from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso, and then brought their techniques into the modern home and workplace. The follow-up to the popular THINKERTOYS, which sold over 80,000 copies.

From the linear to the intuitive, this comprehensive handbook details ingenious creative thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways. Through fun and thought-provoking exercises, you’ll learn how to create original ideas that will improve your personal life and your business life. Michalko’s techniques show you how to look at the same information as everyone else and see something different.
With hundreds of hints, tricks, tips, tales, and puzzles, Thinkertoys will open your mind to a world of innovative solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday problems.

About Michael Michalko
Michael Michalko is a leading creativity expert who specializes in leading creative thinking workshops, seminars on fostering creativity, and think tanks. His clients range from Fortune 500 corporations such as DuPont, Xerox, Kellogg's, General Electric, Kodak, Microsoft, Exxon, General Motors, Ford, AT&T, WalMart, and Hallmark to governmental agencies. As an officer in the U.S. Army, Michalko organized a team of NATO specialists and international academics in Frankfurt, Germany, to research, collect, and categorize all known inventive thinking methods. After leaving military service, he was contracted by the CIA to facilitate think tanks and brainstorming sessions. Michalko currently works with clients worldwide.

BOOKS ABOUT CREATIVITY AND BUSINESS


Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Linkner distills his years of experience in business and jazz, as well as hundreds of interviews with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and artists, into a 5-step process that will make creativity easy for you and your organization. The methodology is simple, backed by proven results.This book shows even the stuffiest corporate bureaucracies how to cultivate creativity in order to become more competitive in today's shifting marketplace.

BOOKS ABOUT CREATIVE PARENTHOOD


 
TEACH YOUR CHILD HOW TO THINK by Edward de Bono
Crammed with exercises, games and diagrams, the book stresses that thinking involves "operacy", the skills of doing or making things happen, as well as devising mental patterns more effective than the mind's routine habits. De Bono takes a no-nonsense approach, pointing out that much thinking is inefficient and that many highly intelligent people are not good thinkers. He urges the use of speculation, hypotheses, provocation and other techniques as a way to get out of mental ruts and generate ideas.

BOOKS FOR CREATIVE CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS


Discover dozens of fun ways girls can be creative while in the car, on a plane, on a bus--and when it rains! Every page offers fresh, new ways for girls to explore creativity, including:
- How to doodle the latest in fashion designs.
- A pack of craft projects to try.
- Fun ways to escape on long, summer days.

Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists. With a series of interactive prompts and a beautifully hand-illustrated two-color package, readers will enjoy exploring and discovering the world through this gorgeous book.

 
LIVING OUT LOUD by Keri Smith
Remember those childhood days spent running in your bare feet, playing make-believe, and most of all, living life with wonderment? That youthful enthusiasm and playfulness are key to discovering who you are and what you love to do. Living Out Loud is the perfect prescription for a creative jump start to your life. Included are games, projects, activities, crafts, postcards, and playful ideas that will send you off on an exciting adventure, where you'll discover inspiration around and within you.

 
THE GUERILLA ART KIT by Keri Smith
The Guerilla Art Kit shows how small artistic acts can start a revolution. Keri Smith, noted author of Living Out Loud and the blog Wish Jar Journal, uses her unique drawing and handwriting style to help anyone find and release their inner artist or activist. This visually exciting activity bookfull of step-by-step exercises, cut-out projects, sticker ideas, and morehas both fun assignments and handy tips to help you unleash your creative energy into the streets, where you can really make an impact. From the quick exercisesleaving books for strangers to find, chalking quotes on the sidewalkto the more involvedmaking a "wish tree," guerilla gardening, or making your own stencilsThe Guerilla Art Kit contains everything you need to put your message out into the world.

About Keri Smith
Keri Smith is the author of the popular weblog Wish Jar Journal, which attracts 8,000 readers daily, Living Out Loud, and Tear Up This Book. She’s illustrated for the Washington Post, New York Times, Ford Motor Company, People, The Body Shop, and Hallmark. She lives in Canada.

LEGENDARY BOOKS ABOUT PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT


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Over the last decade and a half there has been a steady stream of new insights that further illuminate the dynamics of emotional intelligence. In this new book, Daniel Goleman explains what we now know about the brain basis of emotional intelligence, in clear and simple terms. This book will deepen your understanding of emotional intelligence and enhance your ability for its application.