September 2013

Books to Stimulate your Imagination

Arts in Business, Blog posts, Books|

Last month I reported on the IBM 2010 Global CEO Study, which reveals that Creativity is the Most Crucial Factor for Future Success. CEOs believe [...]

3 Books on Creativity to Challenge your Perceptions

Blog posts, Books|

The Creativity Revolution: Reinvent Your Creative Self to Shape the Future and Prosper By Dr Ashfaq Ishaq Dr Ashfaq Ishaq has a diverse background as an educator, economist [...]

March 2013

The Progress Principle and the Power of Small Wins

Blog posts, Books, Creativity Tips, Tools, & Techniques, Research studies|

[amazon template=image&asin=142219857X] The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, Harvard Business Review [...]

February 2013

What is the “Secret Sauce” of Innovation?

Blog posts, Books, Creativity and Innovation, Research studies|

I recently gave a talk at ProductCamp Vancouver, on the 5 Discovery Skills of Out-Performing Innovators, based on the Innovator’s DNA study by Christensen et al. Have [...]

January 2013

How to sell your creative ideas to bosses, clients & other decision-makers

Blog posts, Books, Creativity Tips, Tools, & Techniques|

When it comes to putting creativity to work, the biggest challenge usually isn’t about coming up with ideas, it’s getting those ideas listened to, accepted, [...]

December 2012

Books on Art, Creativity, Design and Innovation

Blog posts, Books, Creativity and Innovation|

The Design Way: Intentional Change in an Unpredictable World by Harold G. Nelson and Erik Stolterman. MIT Press 2012 Nelson and Stolterman present design culture in [...]

September 2012

Give Your Dream a Plan: 7 Questions to Ignite Extraordinary Results in Your Business

Blog posts, Books|

If you only buy one book about creating your vision, I recommend [amazon_link id="0987681907" target="_blank" ]Give Your Dream a Plan[/amazon_link] by Barbara Richards. This is [...]

August 2012

The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline

Books, Creativity and Innovation|

How does an economy get creative? By Todd Hirsch and Robert Roach The Creativity Riddle Over the past several years, economists and politicians in North [...]