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Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius (edition 2001)

by Michael Michalko

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Title:Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius
Authors:Michael Michalko
Info:Ten Speed Press (2001), Edition: First Edition, First Printing, Paperback, 320 pages
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Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius by Michael Michalko



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This is a great book on generating ideas; turning mediocre ideas into good ones; and good ideas into great ideas. It's a good idea to read this book slowly, section by section, taking notes and giving the information time to absorb and even be used. I took lots of notes while reading this and have already been putting things I've learned into good use. ( )
  psalm134_2 | Jul 8, 2012 |
A classic. I will give it 4 and 1/2 stars. This book will spurn so much creativity within you, along with teaching you how to employ it. The exercises for training creativity is great. I highly recommend. I refer to this book all the time and gain so much inspiration. It also gives me a quick refresher course once every so often. A Must have..... ( )
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  annewho | Feb 24, 2007 |
Remarkable and practical guide to creativity ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 089815913X, Hardcover)

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.

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What exactly is creativity, and why do some people seem to have so much of it? Can their secrets be learned? This is the book that answers those questions and more, bringing life-changing creative techniques into everyone's reach. [In this book, the author] researched and analyzed over a hundred of history's greatest thinkers - from Leonardo da Vinci to Walt Disney, Pablo Picasso to Thomas Edison, Charles Darwin to Martha Graham.... [He] explains their idea-generating process in simple, easy-to-follow steps that absolutely anyone can use to become more creative. Each chapter examines a different creative-thinking strategy, showing how it has worked for creative geniuses and providing exercises that allow you to put it to work in your business or personal life. Reorganizing your thinking around these idea-generating strategies will revolutionize the way you see things and open up a world of innovative solutions to challenges you face every day.… (more)

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