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Books on Creativity

Looking for books on creativity?


Creativity is a big thing these days and books on creativity have a lot to teach us. The topic is trendy and creativity is actually one of the best ways to stand out, so investing in these is an absolute no-brainer.

My favorite? Originals, How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant for sure! But make sure to have a look at Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and read Guy Kawasaki’s Rules for Revolutionaries too!

By the way, if you are interested in books on creativity, you should also have a look at my notes Entrepreneurship and startups books, not to forget books that talk about creating revolutionary products!

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Read my creativity book reviews and suggestions!


My Zero to One summary: Smart takes on building Startups by Peter Thiel

The bottom line of my Zero to One Summary? Easy. This book is one of the reference books out there for those interested in business development. Or perhaps should I say startup development, as a matter of fact. Peter Thiel (who is one of the Paypal founders) elaborates on how startups work and on the kind of mindset you need to become a successful startup founder. Thiel has a tone and goes straight to the point, which makes him challenge some of the ideas you tend to see all the time in the mainstream way of thinking. In short? A challenging book, totally worth your time …

Creativity lessons from Pixar: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

Looking for insights and tips on business and creativity development? Here is a book suggestion: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull (with Amy Wallace). Creativity, Inc. uses the story of Pixar as a practical case study. The book is very practical, in other words, and it explains to what extent creativity can become part of a company's DNA. Creativity, Inc. is a little technical at times, but it is nonetheless an interesting and challenging read totally worth your time if the topic is of interest to you for one reason or another. Want to find out more? Read my book review of Creativity, Inc. now!

How to innovate: Guy Kawasaki’s Rules for Revolutionaries

Here is another interesting book on creativity and business leadership. If you are in business, chances are that you keep asking yourself how to beat the competition, right? Well, as usual, here is a book suggestion: Rules for Revolutionaries by Guy Kawasaki. So what's special about that book? In Rules for Revolutionaries, Kawasaki gives you the basics of product-building. Because there are basic rules! Where do you get your ideas? when do you launch a product? How do you test your ideas? How do you keep improving?Kawasaki's Rules for Revolutionaries are precisely about that. Read my book review and see for yourself! Think SMART!

Leadership & Creativity: Here’s how Adam Grant’s Originals Move the World

There are tons of books out there on leadership and creativity, but Originals by Adam Grant is definitely in top position on my book suggestions list. In 'Originals, How Non-Conformists Move the World', Grant provides tons of food for thought on how to be better at creativity and leadership... differently. Are you interested in finding ways to think smart and outside the box? Are you thinking about changing the rules? Trying to write your own rules, maybe? Well, This book is a book you must read, it's as simple as that. Read smart, check my book review of Originals to find out more!