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The Art of Creative Thinking : How to be Innovative and Develop Great Ideas - John Adair

The Art of Creative Thinking

How to be Innovative and Develop Great Ideas

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2009
ISBN: 9780749454838
Number Of Pages: 144

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The Art of Creative Thinking provides clear, practical
guidelines for developing your powers as a creative
thinker. Using examples of entrepreneurs, authors,
scientists and artists, John Adair illustrates a key
aspect of creativity in each chapter. Stimulating and
accessible, this book will help you to understand the
creative process, overcome barriers to new ideas, learn
to think effectively and develop a creative attitude. It
will help you to become more confident in yourself as a
creative person. The Art of Creative Thinking gives you a
fresh concept of creative thinking and it will guide you
in developing your full potential as a creative thinker.
New ideas are the seeds of new products and services, and
this book will open the door to them.

"This Book is stimulating, enjoyable and instructive." Business Executive August 2009

About the authorp. ix
Introductionp. 1
On human creativityp. 5
Keypointsp. 8
Use the stepping stones of analogyp. 9
Keypointsp. 14
Make the strange familiar and the familiar strangep. 15
Keypointsp. 19
Widen your span of relevancep. 21
Keypointsp. 24
Practise serendipityp. 25
Keypointsp. 28
Chance favours only the prepared mindp. 29
Keypointsp. 32
Curiosityp. 33
Keypointsp. 37
Keep your eyes openp. 39
Keypointsp. 43
Listen for ideasp. 45
Keypointsp. 49
Reading to generate ideasp. 51
Keypointsp. 55
Keep a notebookp. 57
Keypointsp. 60
Test your assumptionsp. 61
Keypointsp. 66
Make better use of your Depth Mindp. 67
A framework of effective thinkingp. 68
Emotionp. 69
Depth Mindp. 70
Keypointsp. 75
Do not wait for inspirationp. 77
Keypointsp. 81
Sharpen your analytical skillsp. 83
Keypointsp. 88
Suspend judgementp. 89
Keypointsp. 92
Learn to tolerate ambiguityp. 93
Keypointsp. 96
Drift, wait and obeyp. 97
Keypointsp. 101
Sleep on the problemp. 103
Keypointsp. 107
Working it outp. 109
Keypointsp. 114
Think creatively about your lifep. 115
Keypointsp. 118
Checklist: Have you analysed the problem?p. 119
Checklist: Are you using your Depth Mind?p. 123
Answers to quiz questions and exercise on pages 10-12 and 63p. 125
Indexp. 129
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ISBN: 9780749454838
ISBN-10: 0749454830
Series: John Adair Leadership Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 3rd February 2009
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.8  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.2