Creative Confidence

Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Author: Tom Kelley,David Kelley

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0385349378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 5628

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford d.school, and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems. It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

Creative Confidence

Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Author: David Kelley,Tom Kelley

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 038534936X

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 288

View: 4858

The founder of IDEO and his partner and brother, the author of the best-selling The Art of Innovation, outline strategies for tapping innate creative abilities, sharing uplifting stories from their work with forefront companies to outline principles for fostering innovation and problem solving.

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Author: David Kelley,Tom Kelley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008139384

Category:

Page: 288

View: 1618

A powerful and inspiring book from the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm, on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the 'creative types'. But two of the foremost experts in innovation, design and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative. In an entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, and with many of the world's top companies and design firms, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, allow us to think outside the box in terms of how we approach and solve problems. 'Creative Confidence' is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

The Art Of Innovation

Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm

Author: Tom Kelley

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847656781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 9951

There isn't a business that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products and processes. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, partner at the Silicon Valley-based firm IDEO, developer of hundreds of innovative products from the first commercial mouse to virtual reality headsets and the Palm hand-held, takes readers behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. Kelley shows how teams: -Research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service -Examine each product from the perspective of clients, consumers and other critical audiences -Brainstorm best when they are focussed, being physical and having fun The Art of Innovation will provide business leaders with the insights and tools they need to make their companies the leading-edge top-rated stars of their industries.

Creative Intelligence

Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire

Author: Bruce Nussbaum

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062088432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 9740

Offering insights from the spheres of anthropology, psychology, education, design, and business, Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum, a leading thinker, commentator, and curator on the subjects of design, creativity, and innovation, is first book to identify and explore creative intelligence as a new form of cultural literacy and as a powerful method for problem-solving, driving innovation, and sparking start-up capitalism. Nussbaum investigates the ways in which individuals, corporations, and nations are boosting their creative intelligence — CQ—and how that translates into their abilities to make new products and solve new problems. Ultimately, Creative Intelligence shows how to frame problems in new ways and devise solutions that are original and highly social. Smart and eye opening, Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire illustrates how to connect our creative output with a new type of economic system, Indie Capitalism, where creativity is the source of value, where entrepreneurs drive growth, and where social networks are the building blocks of the economy.

The Confident Creative

Drawing to Free the Hand and Mind

Author: Cat Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1844093565

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 1070

Using simple methods and yogic theory, this unique guide focuses on the art of drawing as a way to unblock creativity and create artistic confidence. Both practicing and beginning artists will learn to develop drawing skills, overcome creative blocks, and enter the meditative state in order to find creative connections and confidence. Featuring full-color examples from professional artists, three different drawing methods, and exercises tested and developed in the author's own drawing class, this is an invaluable tool for artists, writers, musicians, and all who wish to access their creative strengths and live inspired, authentic lives.

Make Space

How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

Author: Scott Doorley,Scott Witthoft,Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118172515

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 5732

"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." —Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum "Make Space is an articulate account about the importance of space; how we think about it, build it and thrive in it." —James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space to fuel creative work and foster collaboration. Based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, Make Space is a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play--and innovate. Inside are: Tools--tips on how to build everything from furniture, to wall treatments, and rigging Situations--scenarios, and layouts for sparking creative activities Insights--bite-sized lessons designed to shortcut your learning curve Space Studies--candid stories with lessons on creating spaces for making, learning, imagining, and connecting Design Template--a framework for understanding, planning, and building collaborative environments Make Space is a new and dynamic resource for activating creativity, communication and innovation across institutions, corporations, teams, and schools alike. Filled with tips and instructions that can be approached from a wide variety of angles, Make Space is a ready resource for empowering anyone to take control of an environment.

The Tools

Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity

Author: Phil Stutz,Barry Michels

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0307360954

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 7793

A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of four tools that bring about dynamic change in the present and impart a greater understanding of the depth and complexity of the human condition over the longterm. The Tools addresses the most common complaint patients have about psychotherapy: the interminable wait for change to begin. Barry Michels, an LA-based therapist, was frustrated by his inability to bring his patients faster relief from the issues that plagued them. He found a mentor in Phil Stutz, a psychiatrist who years before devised a methodology that arose from a similar disenchantment. The traditional therapeutic model sets its sights on the past, but Stutz and Michels employ an arsenal of tools--exercises that access the power of the unconscious and effectively meet the most persistent problems people face--and the results are electrifying. Stutz and Michels are much sought-after--a recent profile in The New Yorker touted them as an "open secret" in Hollywood--and treat a high-powered and creative clientele. Their first work, The Tools transcends the typical self-help genre because of its paradigm-changing material, the credibility of its authors, and the instant appeal and empowerment of its message.

Cultivate a Creative Mind

A Guide to Regain Creative Confidence

Author: Simon Silva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781478727972

Category: Art

Page: 189

View: 4621

Cultivate A Creative Mind offers practical ways to nurture your creativity through the use of insightful explanations and dynamic hands on projects. This book will help you find hidden abilities and talents by guiding you back to creative confidence.

Creativity at Work

Supercharge Your Brain and Make Your Ideas Stick

Author: Ros Taylor

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 5610

With the latest theories on creative thinking, psychologist Ros Taylor investigates the pre-requisites needed in any organisation for creativity to flourish. With a ground-breaking new study taking in 1000 participants from organizations around the world, Creativity at Work delivers astounding results, revealing common misconceptions around what creativity is and how it manifests itself and helping you to discover how to maximize your own unique approach to creativity. Providing a fascinating journey through the history of psychological thinking and an illuminating take on the neuroscience behind every idea, Creativity at Work provides tools and techniques to ensure teams and organisations can innovate effectively and sustain that competitive edge. Along with examples of creative practices in organisations around the world, this fascinating and practical guide will help you enhance your creativity, deliver and develop initiatives with confidence and ensure you are never stuck for an idea again.

Creative Mind

Author: Ernest Holmes

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602062447

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 2877

As part of the Christian Science and New Thought movements, Holmes believed in the transformative power of positive thinking and the innate ability of every person to affect their world and heal their body through proper use of their mind. In this, his first book, published in 1919, he explains the underlying beliefs of Religious Science and New Thought. Students of religion and history will be interested to read Holmes's new cosmology, linking mind and universe in a truly unique fashion, and anyone looking to improve their lives may find his method to be a powerful new tool. American author and preacher ERNEST SHURTLEFF HOLMES (1887-1960) began studying Christian Science at age twenty-one and in 1912 built a church to spread the message of the New Thought movement. His particular teachings came to be called Religious Science, which he codified in his most influential work, The Science of Mind (1926).

Confidence Creator

Author: Heather Monahan

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing

ISBN: 9781544500737

Category: Self-Help

Page: 274

View: 5737

The key to reaching your personal and professional goals and living the life of your dreams lies in the power of confidence. If you don't have it, don't worry. Heather Monahan will show you how anyone can master the essential techniques to building confidence and becoming your best self. In Confidence Creator, Heather offers a resource she wishes she had when she was younger. Using personal stories from her life and career, Heather illustrates the tough lessons she learned along the way that helped her develop the self-assurance necessary for getting what she wanted in life. You'll discover how to determine your number-one enemy, attract the right people, find your voice, and more. Whether you've never had confidence or have lost it due to a breakup, divorce, unemployment, or another one of life's challenges, this book gives you the tools to take charge of your life and create your own confidence.

Thoughtless Acts?

Observations on Intuitive Design

Author: Jane Fulton Suri,IDEO

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811847759

Category: Art

Page: 189

View: 7348

Jane Fulton Suri is the worldwide leader of human factors design and research for IDEO. She teaches regularly at Stanford University, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and the California College of the Arts. She lives in Berkeley. IDEO is a global innovation and design consultancy headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and has designed some of the world's best known products, services, and spaces.

The Ten Faces of Innovation

IDEO's Strategies for Beating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization

Author: Tom Kelley,Jonathan Littman

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780385517010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3978

The author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation reveals the strategies IDEO, the world-famous design firm, uses to foster innovative thinking throughout an organization and overcome the naysayers who stifle creativity. The role of the devil's advocate is nearly universal in business today. It allows individuals to step outside themselves and raise questions and concerns that effectively kill new projects and ideas, while claiming no personal responsibility. Nothing is more potent in stifling innovation. Over the years, IDEO has developed ten roles people can play in an organization to foster innovation and new ideas while offering an effective counter to naysayers. Among these approaches are the Anthropologist—the person who goes into the field to see how customers use and respond to products, to come up with new innovations; the Cross-pollinator who mixes and matches ideas, people, and technology to create new ideas that can drive growth; and the Hurdler, who instantly looks for ways to overcome the limits and challenges to any situation. Filled with engaging stories of how Kraft, Procter and Gamble, Safeway and the Mayo Clinic have incorporated IDEO's thinking to transform the customer experience, The Ten Faces of Innovation is an extraordinary guide to nurturing and sustaining a culture of continuous innovation and renewal.

A Confederacy of Dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802197627

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4109

A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

Unleash Your Inner Creativity

How to Increase Your Creative Confidence & Change Your Life

Author: Seth Cohen

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507735633

Category: Self-Help

Page: 118

View: 2223

Unleash Your Inner Creativity Creativity is not something reserved for famous artists and sculptors. We all have a creative side that is just dying to get out. We have been led to believe that you need to have some type of special abilities or talents to be creative but that simply is not true. Once you break away from the mindset that creativity only belongs to "those talented people" you can steal back your personal creative genius. No matter what your profession is in life you need to harness the power of your creative mind in order to succeed. Creativity is really just the ability to create new ideas and then use them. What You Will Discover Inside The Origin Story The Biology Of It All Right Brain People vs. Left Brain People What Does It Mean to Think Creatively Is Creativity In Decline? Mental Health And Creativity The Four C Model The Four P's Of Creativity The Ten Dimensions of Creativity Creative Thinking There is an easy and effective way to unleash our creative potential and that is by practicing creative thinking. Instead of doing what you have always done when it comes to the way you solve problems think of something new. You have turned off your creativity because you rely to heavily on what happened in the past. Inside Unleash Your inner Creativity the story of the garbage disposal is discussed to show how you can let utilitarian thinking control your actions or you take a moment to think outside of the box. What if you didn't do what you have always done? This is how your inner creativity has a chance to shine. When you learn to leverage the power of creative thinking there will be no end to the success you can achieve. If you just thought to yourself that you can't draw so you must not be creative you need this book. Creativity is not just about the arts. It is what millionaires use to stay millionaires. The creative ideas you need to change your life will show up once you embrace creative thinking. Curious? Scroll up and buy now with one click.

Change by Design

How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation

Author: Tim Brown

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061937746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6767

In Change by Design, Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, the celebrated innovation and design firm, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business. Change by Design is not a book by designers for designers; this is a book for creative leaders who seek to infuse design thinking into every level of an organization, product, or service to drive new alternatives for business and society.

Fangirl

A Novel

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125003096X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7349

#1 New York Times bestselling author! In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Best Seller!

The Accidental Creative

How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice

Author: Todd Henry

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 1591846242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 6214

The creator of a leading business podcast by the same name outlines a practical method for tapping one's creative potential in order to generate effective ideas without undue stress, providing coverage of such strategies as beginning with an end goal in mind and managing energy efficiently. 20,000 first printing.

The Power of the Other

The startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond-and what to do about it

Author: Henry Cloud

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062199382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 6939

An expert on the psychology of leadership and the bestselling author of Integrity, Necessary Endings, and Boundaries For Leaders identifies the critical ingredient for personal and professional wellbeing. Most leadership coaching focuses on helping leaders build their skills and knowledge and close performance gaps. These are necessary, but not sufficient. Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud shows that the best performers draw on another vital resource: personal and professional relationships that fuel growth and help them surpass current limits. Popular wisdom suggests that we should not allow others to have power over us, but the reality is that they do, for better or for worse. Consider the boss who diminishes you through cutting remarks versus one who challenges you to get better. Or the colleague who always seeks the limelight versus the one who gives you the confidence to finish a difficult project. Or the spouse who is honest and supportive versus the one who resents your success. No matter how talented, intelligent, or experienced, the greatest leaders share one commonality: the power of the others in their lives. Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Cloud argues that whether you’re a Navy SEAL or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows readers how to get more from themselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others. You don’t have a choice whether or not others have power in your life, but you can choose what kinds of relationships you want.