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Books for the Creative Mind

Selected books to help develop your creativity and business innovation, and enhance your creative life.

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Art Saves: Stories, Inspiration and Prompts Sharing the Power of Art

by Jenny Doh.

"Projects and unique stories presented by Lisa Engelbrecht (a calligraphy/graffiti artist), metal artist Michael deMeng, digital collage artist Susan Tuttle, plus Kelly Rae Roberts, Lynn Whipple, Susannah Conway, Robert Dancik, Karen Michel, Rebecca Sower, Sarah Hodsdon, Suzi Blu, Stephanie...
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How To Be More Creative

This series of posts on "How To Be More Creative" offers articles, books and other resources on developing creative thinking and innovation, and enhancing our creative expression.

My other Creative Mind posts, hopefully, do that as well - but these...
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Developing Creativity: Notable Research and Books in 2012

In a recent Creativity Post article, science writer Sam McNerney provides a stimulating and encouraging overview of a "renaissance in creativity in both the lab and the pages of popular books and magazines."

He says that "Cognitive flexibility, the ability to switch between thinking about two concepts or consider multiple perspectives simultaneously" is a "popular topic in the neuroscience world."

Darya Zabelina, a creativity researcher at Northwestern University told him “a lot of people...
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Creative Thinking and Popular Psychology Books

A number of stimulating, even provocative, books in psychology can provide insights into developing creative thinking.

Here are a few examples.

In her NY Times article The Power of Concentration, Maria Konnikova reports on a University of Washington study on the effects of meditation training on multitasking.

She summarizes: "Researchers asked a group of human resources professionals to engage in the type of simultaneous planning they did habitually.

"Each participant was placed in...
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