Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All I loved this book Although, in full disclosure, perhaps it was the context in which I read it First, I am embarking on a year of self discovery action i.e rather than always thinking I wish I could or I would like to , I m acting on those things Second, I m currently engrossed in a year long leadership development program for work in which innovation is at the core Nonetheless, this is a fantastic primer on the concept of design thinking and nurturing your creative self Everyo I loved this book Although, in full disclosure, perhaps it was the context in which I read it First, I am embarking on a year of self discovery action i.e rather than always thinking I wish I could or I would like to , I m acting on those things Second, I m currently engrossed in a year long leadership development program for work in which innovation is at the core Nonetheless, this is a fantastic primer on the concept of design thinking and nurturing your creative self Everyone is creative or, perhaps I should say, everyone is still creative since, as the authors note, most children are considered inherently creative It is only as we go through life and gain a few battle scars read judgment criticism etc that suddenly the concept of creativity becomes something that we begin to believe is inherent genetic rather than something we all possess and can harness This book outlines the concepts of design thinking and provides exercises to practice your creative thinking all of which can be easily applied to life in general not just the work world It is a quick easy read however, I will warn you that it is definitely not devoid of the current corporate lexicon the 3 i s i.e intentional use of i.e here ideate, innovate, and iterate The book starts off on a great note emphasising how everyone can channelise their creativity in a productive manner It also gives some guidelines and examples of how design thinking created some great solutions that are interesting to read The only one downer was that most of these examples were from the Stanford d.school programme, which started the making the book seem too focused on the achievements of one institution than the process as a whole. IDEO founder and Stanford dhool 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 usToo 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 dhool, 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 productive and successful in our lives and in our careers [PDF / Epub] ☉ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation ★ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector PDF / Epub ✪ Author Delores Fossen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of usToo often ➥ [Epub] ➟ Kholodovs Last Mistress By Kate Hewitt ➯ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the creative types But two of the leading experts in innovation ❮Télécharger❯ ➺ Wicked Sinner (Regency Sinners 7) ✤ Auteur Carole Mortimer – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk design [KINDLE] ❃ If the Stiletto Fits... ❧ Wendy Etherington – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk 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 [Download] ➺ What Phoebe Wants (Harlequin Flipside, By Cindi Myers – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the Stanford dhool ❮Download❯ ➻ Ruthlessly Royal (Self-Made Millionaires Author Robyn Donald – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and with many of the world s top companies [Epub] ❧ An Amish Family Christmas By Marta Perry – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives [PDF / Epub] ☃ Interrupted Lullaby ✑ Dana R. Lynn – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and in our personal lives ☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ Gift-Wrapped Governess By Sophia James ✑ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk 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 productive and successful in our lives and in our careers I liked this book How could I not, it s exactly my kind of thing design, education, problem solving, creativity That sums up some of my favorite topics pretty neatly I am between rating the book a 3 and a 4, because it was indeed inspiring and thought provokingbut I just have a particular idea of how perfect the book SHOULD be, and it isn t quite.To give props where they are due there are lots of great stories in this book IDEO success stories, D School success stories, IDEO influence I liked this book How could I not, it s exactly my kind of thing design, education, problem solving, creativity That sums up some of my favorite topics pretty neatly I am between rating the book a 3 and a 4, because it was indeed inspiring and thought provokingbut I just have a particular idea of how perfect the book SHOULD be, and it isn t quite.To give props where they are due there are lots of great stories in this book IDEO success stories, D School success stories, IDEO influenced success stories, D School inspired success stories, andrepeat I mean, it s cool The stories are cool They are just very Let s talk about how awesome we are Indeed, they are awesome There are few things I wouldn t do to be part of IDEO, or to take classes at the D School Buuut, no matter how fantastic they are, I get pretty tired of people talking about themselves.The Kelleys revealed at the end of the book that the way they outlined the book was using a hub and spoke mindweb and when they said it, I just thought Ohhhh Cause really, that s how the book felt Here is a core idea build a strong team Now here are 5 stories or examples that vaguely demonstrate the importance of teams, and are otherwise largely unrelated to each other, and don t make a larger, persuasive point Maybe this was just my reading of the bookbut because of the way the book was laid out, I didn t feel like I was being brought along on a journey that helped create some home hitting transformation in my thinking Which was what I wanted, I guess.I had also hoped there would bewisdom imparted More practical advice on what to do, steps to take, things to try A lot of the lessons that were concluded from the various narratives felt rather weak and contrived Yeah, when you want to implant Creative Confidence in the culture of a company, you should get the approval of upper management That is sound advice indeed Tell meThere was a nice chapter at the end with a few simple creativity inducing exercises to try, but I think I was lookingfor a handbook of creativity, rather than a series of stories explaining the importance of creativity Does that distinction make sense Anyways It s true while reading, I would read a few pages, then become inspired to jot down creative new ideas, then keep reading and jotting, reading and jotting It provided fodder for my mind mill that otherwise would have been fodder less It was definitely an interesting book It s just, I can t say it was particularly well written or that it taught me anything that another book on creativity couldn t Sorry, this is a pretty all over the place review, but I wanted to record my thoughts before my mind got lost to other distractions Overall, read it if you are interested in IDEO and the D school, and are looking for general inspiration I d maybe look elsewhere if you re looking for actionable advice on how to becreative I read this book after taking a few online courses on creativity and design by IDEO That s how I found out about Tom David Kelley and their ingenious d.school at Stanford Since then I m a follower Just the book I ve needed lately, full of tools to pursue new ideas with confidence and to tackle design problems with simple changes with the premise that anyone can be a creative The caveat is genetic differentiation Beneath the umbrella of humanity, there is a subset of us who are wired to ch I read this book after taking a few online courses on creativity and design by IDEO That s how I found out about Tom David Kelley and their ingenious d.school at Stanford Since then I m a follower Just the book I ve needed lately, full of tools to pursue new ideas with confidence and to tackle design problems with simple changes with the premise that anyone can be a creative The caveat is genetic differentiation Beneath the umbrella of humanity, there is a subset of us who are wired to choose to pursue our creativity as a means to an end So I d say just dive right in without a second thought and embrace this carefully articulated book to unleash your creativity Creative confidence is the difference between daily office spine bender and big league creative inventors that is thesis of this simple, structured book No unexpected findings, a few stories and a handful of excersises, it does exactly what it says on the cover Good as a reminder of important points, quite average as a fresh outlook generator.A few random takeaways When teaching creativity, Tina Seelig asks her students to write Failure resume that highlights their biggest fuck ups and Creative confidence is the difference between daily office spine bender and big league creative inventors that is thesis of this simple, structured book No unexpected findings, a few stories and a handful of excersises, it does exactly what it says on the cover Good as a reminder of important points, quite average as a fresh outlook generator.A few random takeaways When teaching creativity, Tina Seelig asks her students to write Failure resume that highlights their biggest fuck ups and fails Muchuseful and thought provoking than boasting about successes When looking for creative spark get into traveller mode , gazing upon the known with first timer s eyes Five whys is a method to get to the bottom of things when searching for an insight Ask why after every answer For five rounds A Nobel laureate Linus Pauling said If you want a good idea, start with lots of ideas Keep a constantly updated bug list The things that bug you are likely to spark an idea how to solve them FF Coppola The lower the budget for my film, thechances I can take A book is good when it is well written and offers insight But a book is amazing when it can actually make a difference to your life, to who you are as an individual I would put this book in the latter category I picked it up to get some background on a design thinking role I was hoping to apply for Amidst these job applications, it s easy for anyone to feel jaded I was in fact quite morose and skeptical of the value my higher education has created in my life But theI read this book, A book is good when it is well written and offers insight But a book is amazing when it can actually make a difference to your life, to who you are as an individual I would put this book in the latter category I picked it up to get some background on a design thinking role I was hoping to apply for Amidst these job applications, it s easy for anyone to feel jaded I was in fact quite morose and skeptical of the value my higher education has created in my life But theI read this book, theexcited I felt about finding opportunities around me The Kelley brothers write very simplistically and this is a quick read They discuss many examples of the difference that design thinking has made to people s lives One thing that stuck with me was the curse of competence that they mention It is the idea that when you are academically smart, the excessive pragmatism of external influences pushes you in the generic directions most people take in life For instance, if you re good at sciences then you should go into engineering or medicine But ever so often your heart will not be in it Essentially, failure is not only good but a necessary stepping stone to success This book has helped me in deriving a sense of comfort from failure so that I ll be less afraid to try new things Historically, all innovators experienced multiple failures till they found their breakthrough What continues to differentiate them from others is their ability to persevere during the failures the simple fact that they did not stop trying This book is also recommended by TED And now, even I highly recommend it to anyone looking for some inspiration Happy reading Whilst there is a lot of material in here, this is essentially an advertising brochure for the two authors company IDEO and d.school A large number of examples come from former students or co workers and whilst interesting this does not really seem as authoritative The main benefit of this book lies in the number of practical exercises to help people in the various stages of the creative process but, again, very little was original and most thoughts can be found in most blogs on this subject Whilst there is a lot of material in here, this is essentially an advertising brochure for the two authors company IDEO and d.school A large number of examples come from former students or co workers and whilst interesting this does not really seem as authoritative The main benefit of this book lies in the number of practical exercises to help people in the various stages of the creative process but, again, very little was original and most thoughts can be found in most blogs on this subject Something to read before going on to other books that havemeat on them A bit of a disappointment, as much because of my expectations as the book itself I was hoping unleashing the creative potential within all of us would have a lotapplication to education than business but it was rather relentlessly corporate in its viewpoint So in that respect it has a lot of case studies where this CEO and that company employee prove that thinking outside of the rhombus pays off.Much of the material is familiar Be open minded Be willing to take chances Carry paper f A bit of a disappointment, as much because of my expectations as the book itself I was hoping unleashing the creative potential within all of us would have a lotapplication to education than business but it was rather relentlessly corporate in its viewpoint So in that respect it has a lot of case studies where this CEO and that company employee prove that thinking outside of the rhombus pays off.Much of the material is familiar Be open minded Be willing to take chances Carry paper for ideas Do not fear failure, embrace it I find it too fat to get my arms around Doodle Use whiteboards Use blackboards Use Sticky Notes especially Work alone Work together Play Do not dismiss out of hand any idea.It wasn t until I got to a lonely back of the book chapter, Move Creative Confidence To Go, that my buck was walking the 29 walk Here the Kelley Bros offer concrete activities sort of what I hoped the whole book would offer , five of which might come in handy in the classroom Thus, some gold bits are plucked from the mud But, safe to say, it ll be a long time before I read another how to book on creativity And if I do, I ll just make it up myself, checking off all the steps Or not A self help book that s really just a long recruitment brochure for the Stanford d.school.


About the Author: Tom Kelley

Thomas Kelley runs the marketing side of the hugely successful industrial product design firm IDEO His brother, David, started the company in 1977 in Palo Alto, CA One of his earliest projects was designing the first mouse for Steve Jobs at Apple Computers.


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