Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work

Ken Robinson on the arts and the sciences

September 5, 2012

In his latest book, Ken Robinson observes in Chapter 7 that being creative is not only about thinking; it is also about feeling. For example, “Among the legacies of the Enlightenment and Romanticism are many common-sense but mistaken assumptions about the differences between the arts…

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Michael Michalko on how to “crack the barriers to creativity”

August 30, 2012

I read Michael Michalko’s first book, Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius, when it was published in 1998 by Ten Speed Press. According to Michalko, how best to “crack  the barriers to human creativity”? Here are his suggestions, accompanied by my annotations. o…

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Michael Michalko: An interview by Bob Morris

April 28, 2012

Michael Michalko is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world and author of the best sellers Thinkertoys (A Handbook of Business Creativity), ThinkPak (A Brainstorming Card Deck), Creative Thinkering (Putting your Imagination to Work), and Cracking…

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Creative Thinkering: A book review by Bob Morris

March 30, 2012

Creative Thinkerin: Putting Your Imagination to Work Michael Michalko New World Library (2011) How and why conceptual blending of dissimilar subjects, ideas, and concepts is the most important factor in creative thinking Those who have read any of Michael Michalko’s previously…

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Imagine: A book review by Bob Morris

March 19, 2012

Imagine: How Creativity Works Jonah Lehrer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2012) How and why our ability to imagine what has never existed is “our most important mental talent” An abundance of books and articles continues to be produced as research in…

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