Creativity Book
Score: 3.5
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Creativity


  • Author : John Cleese
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385696760

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Creativity Excerpt :

"Many people have written about creativity, but although they were very, very clever, they weren't actually creative. I like to think I'm writing about it from the inside." --John Cleese Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical, and often very amusing guide he shows it's a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing. What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you've come up with something that might be worth pursuing? What do you do if you think you've hit a brick wall? Not only does he explain the way your mind works as you search for inspiration, he also shows that, regardless of the task you've set yourself, you can learn to be better at coming up with a promising idea, refining it, and knowing when you're ready to act on it. We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how.

Creativity  Inc  Book
Score: 4.5
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Creativity Inc


  • Author : Ed Catmull
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307361196

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From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Gi

Creativity Book
Score: 5
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Creativity


  • Author : Osho
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 142999245X

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From one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the twentieth century, Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within will inspire you to nurture your inner ideas and innovations—and apply them in every aspect of your life. As Osho points out in this book’s foreword, historically, the creative person has been all but forced to rebel against the society. But nowadays, the situation has dramatically changed. In today’s world, the ability to respond creatively to new challenges is demanded of everybody, from corporate CEOs to “soccer moms.” Those whose toolbox for dealing with life includes only what they have learned in the past from their parents and their teachers are at a distinct disadvantage both in their relationships and in their careers. Making a switch from imitative and rule-bound behavior to creative innovation and flexibility requires a profound change in our attitudes about ourselves and our capabilities. Creativity is a handbook for those who understand the need to bring more creativity, playfulness, and flexibility to their lives. It’s a manual for thinking “outside the box”—and learning to live there as well. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.

The Power of Creativity  Book 1  Book
Score: 5
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The Power of Creativity Book 1


  • Author : Bryan Collins
  • Publisher : Bryan Collins
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Creativity in the Classroom Book

Creativity in the Classroom


  • Author : Alane Jordan Starko
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000479232

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Now in its seventh edition, Creativity in the Classroom helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Ideal reading for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching, this foundational textbook covers definitions, research, and theory in the first half, and reflects on classroom practices in the second. Thoroughly revised and updated, the seventh edition features new research on neuroscience and creativity in specific disciplines; new sections on social-emotional learning, teaching engineering, and leadership; and an entire new chapter on building creativity at the school or district level.

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity Book

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity


  • Author : Rolf Sternberg
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781004432

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Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity Excerpt :

This book will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in entrepreneurship and creativity issues, coming from a wide range of academic disciplines. These readers will find an up-to-date presentation of existing and new directions for research in

Creativity In College Students Book

Creativity In College Students


  • Author : M.S. Reddy
  • Publisher : Discovery Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Creative ability in adolescence
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 8171416977

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Creativity In College Students Excerpt :

Creativity is the very life blood of human civilization. It is the potentiality which influences human activity in almost all spheres of life. Most of the changes and advancements in the society are the products of creativity. The future of the mankind mainly depends upon the creative abilities of its people. Considering the importance of creativity, this study has been taken up to study the creativity of junior college students. The results indicate that girls are better in creativity than boys, rural students are poor in their creativity than their counterparts, high creative students are characterised by high intelligence, science students are with high creativity than arts students, and high creatives are from high socio-economic status families. Contents: Introduction, Review of Related Research Studies, Statement of the Problem and Hypotheses, Variables of the Study, Method of Investigation, Results and Discussion, Summary and Conclusions, Educational Implications, Limitations and Suggestions for Further Research.

Secrets of Creativity Book

Secrets of Creativity


  • Author : Suzanne Nalbantian
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-26
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190462338

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Secrets of Creativity Excerpt :

Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal draws on insights from leading neuroscientists and scholars in the humanities and the arts to probe creativity in its many contexts, in the everyday mind, the exceptional mind, the scientific mind, the artistic mind, and the pathological mind. Components of creativity are specified with respect to types of memory, forms of intelligence, modes of experience, and kinds of emotion. Authors in this volume take on the challenge of showing how creativity can be characterized behaviorally, cognitively, and neurophysiologically. The complementary perspectives of the authors add to the richness of these findings. Neuroscientists describe the functioning of the brain and its circuitry in creative acts of scientific discovery or aesthetic production. Humanists from the fields of literature, art, and music give analyses of creativity in major literary works, musical compositions, and works of visual art.

Programming Creativity Book

Programming Creativity


  • Author : Jan Sebastian Zipp
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2022-07-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839463161

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What does »creativity« mean in the context of IT and what happens when IT acts in its name? Jan Sebastian Zipp examines the concept of creativity in large IT companies in times of digital change, including new ways of working or potential artificial creativity with no human interaction. Drawing on constitutive elements like Silicon Valley or its connection to counterculture, his analysis of the representation and organisation of creativity as a social practice provides insights into the inherent logic of the creativity narrative of IT. This study contributes vital foundations for a critical engagement with today's prevailing understanding of the concept of creativity.

Creativity Book
Score: 3.5
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Creativity


  • Author : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061844034

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“Although the benefits of this study to scholars are obvious, this thought-provoking mixture of scholarly and colloquial will enlighten inquisitive general readers, too.” — Library Journal (starred review) The classic study of the creative process from the bestselling author of Flow. Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (“The leading researcher into ‘flow states.’” — Newsweek) reveals what leads to these moments—be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab—so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on nearly one hundred interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists, to politicians and business leaders, to poets and artists, as well as his thirty years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous flow theory to explore the creative process. He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the "tortured genius" is largely a myth. Most important, he explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world.

Musical Creativity Book

Musical Creativity


  • Author : Irène Deliège
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2006-10-16
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135422684

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This collection initiates a resolutely interdisciplinary research dynamic specifically concerning musical creativity. Creativity is one of the most challenging issues currently facing scientific psychology and its study has been relatively rare in the cognitive sciences, especially in artificial intelligence. This book will address the need for a coherent and thorough exploration. Musical Creativity: Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice comprises seven sections, each viewing musical creativity from a different scientific vantage point, from the philosophy of computer modelling, through music education, interpretation, neuroscience, and music therapy, to experimental psychology. Each section contains discussions by eminent international specialists of the issues raised, and the book concludes with a postlude discussing how we can understand creativity in the work of eminent composer, Jonathan Harvey. This unique volume presents an up-to-date snapshot of the scientific study of musical creativity, in conjunction with ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music). Describing many of the different aspects of musical creativity and their study, it will form a useful springboard for further such study in future years, and will be of interest to academics and practitioners in music, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and other fields concerning the study of human cognition in this most human of behaviours.

Spaces of Vernacular Creativity Book

Spaces of Vernacular Creativity


  • Author : Tim Edensor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-10-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134018451

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Creativity has become part of the language of regeneration experts, urban planners and government policy makers attempting to revive the economic and cultural life of cities in the 21st century. Concepts such as the creative class, the creative industries and bohemian cultural clusters have come to dominate thinking about how creativity can contribute to urban renewal. Spaces of Vernacular Creativity offers a critical perspective on the instrumental use of arts and creative practices for the purposes of urban regeneration or civic boosterism. Several important contributions are brought into one volume to examine the geography of locally embedded forms of arts and creative practice. There has been an explosion of interest in both academic and policy circles in the notion of creativity, and its role in economic development and urban regeneration. This book argues for a rethinking of what constitutes creativity, foregrounding non-economic values and practices, and the often marginal and everyday spaces in which creativity takes shape. Drawing on a range of geographic contexts including the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia, the book explores a diverse array of creative practices ranging from art, music, and design to community gardening and anticapitalist resistance. The book examines working class, ethnic and non-elite forms of creativity, and a variety of creative spaces, including rural areas, suburbs and abandoned areas of the city. The authors argue for a broader and more inclusive conception of what constitutes creative practice, advocating for an approach that foregrounds economies of generosity, conviviality and activism. The book also explores the complexities and nuances that connect the local and the global and finally, the book provides a space for valuing alternative, marginal and displaced knowledges. Spaces of Vernacular Creativity provides an important contribution to the debates on the creative class and on the role of value of creative knowledge and

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond Book

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond


  • Author : Leon Mann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-05-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136840647

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Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond Excerpt :

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond illustrates the ways in which creativity spurs innovation – not only in the realms of business and management, where the innovation is regularly acknowledged and discussed, but throughout the social sciences. With contributions from experts in fields as far-flung as policy, history, economics, law, psychology, and education, in addition to business and management, this volume explores the manifold avenues for creativity and innovation within and across a multitude of disciplines.

Creativity in Transition Book

Creativity in Transition


  • Author : Maruška Svašek
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785331824

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Creativity in Transition Excerpt :

In an era of intensifying globalization and transnational connectivity, the dynamics of cultural production and the very notion of creativity are in transition. Exploring creative practices in various settings, the book does not only call attention to the spread of modernist discourses of creativity, from the colonial era to the current obsession with ‘innovation’ in neo-liberal capitalist cultural politics, but also to the less visible practices of copying, recycling and reproduction that occur as part and parcel of creative improvization.

Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity Book

Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity


  • Author : Selmer Bringsjord
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1999-09-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135692469

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Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity Excerpt :

Is human creativity a wall that AI can never scale? Many people are happy to admit that experts in many domains can be matched by either knowledge-based or sub-symbolic systems, but even some AI researchers harbor the hope that when it comes to feats of sheer brilliance, mind over machine is an unalterable fact. In this book, the authors push AI toward a time when machines can autonomously write not just humdrum stories of the sort seen for years in AI, but first-rate fiction thought to be the province of human genius. It reports on five years of effort devoted to building a story generator--the BRUTUS.1 system. This book was written for three general reasons. The first theoretical reason for investing time, money, and talent in the quest for a truly creative machine is to work toward an answer to the question of whether we ourselves are machines. The second theoretical reason is to silence those who believe that logic is forever closed off from the emotional world of creativity. The practical rationale for this endeavor, and the third reason, is that machines able to work alongside humans in arenas calling for creativity will have incalculable worth.