Creative Thinking for Dummies

by | Mar 1, 2013 | Books, KUWTR, Reviews

Creative Thinking for Dummies

Creative Thinking for Dummies

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc (December 17, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1118381572

ISBN-13: 978-1118381571

From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Open your mind to a new way of thinking
  • Brainstorm successfully and experiment with lateral thinking exercises
  • Discover creative thinking techniques using games, words, drawings and storytelling
  • Use creative thinking to enhance your personal and professional life

Open the door to a world of infinite new ideas and creative opportunities!

Creative thinking is all about opening your mind and seeing things in a new way. Acquiring the knack can be incredibly liberating. Better yet is learning how to apply creative thinking in practical ways. It’s a skill that opens up a wealth of new possibilities for greater success and fulfilment in every aspect of your life. In Creative Thinking For Dummies you’ll discover powerful tools for kicking your brain’s idea engine into high gear, along with easy-to-learn-and-use techniques for living more creatively and finding innovative solutions to all of life’s challenges.

  • Think inside the box – discover why your brain works the way it does and what psychology and neuroscience have to say about obstacles to creative thinking and how to overcome them
  • Start your engines! – use simple, proven techniques for getting into the zone and feeling at home there, including da Vinci’s principles of creative living
  • Brainstorm the castle – find innovative solutions to even the most daunting problems with brainstorming, lateral thinking exercises, visualisation and more
  • Ideate like there’s no tomorrow – generate amazing new ideas – fast! – using mind-mapping, word games, doodling, storytelling and other fun, easy techniques
  • Take your creativity to work – find out how to use creative thinking to get recognised at work, form better work relationships and advance your career
  • Mainstream your imagination – learn how to make creativity integral to your everyday life and to live life with more humour, happiness, inspiration and fun!

Open the book and find:

  • What creative thinking is and how it happens in the brain
  • Ways to open yourself up to living more creatively
  • How to unleash your imagination and realise your creative potential
  • Tools for generating great new ideas in a hurry
  • Creative problem-solving techniques
  • Methods for improving your mind with whole-brain thinking
  • Tips for learning faster and better and remembering more
  • Ideas for being creative at work – and making creativity work for you

About the Author

David Cox is a creative business consultant who, since the 1970s, has created, acquired and sold numerous successful businesses. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing as well as a Chartered Practitioner of NLP. David began his education in Fine Art, where he cultivated his interest in creativity. He also trained as a clinical psychologist before turning to marketing, when he founded the UK’s first youth marketing consultancy.
This is a great book to discover the Creative thinker in all of us! It opens up us all up to a new way of thinking and looking at/teaching new ways of doing so. This is a great resource to learn how to think outside the box, and brainstorm. If you enjoy books that give you creative new ideas then this is the book for you. This can be an inspirational read to inspire you to create or a just great addition to your Dummies collection.
♥♥♥♥  4/5 Hearts: Great Read
Disclosure: I received one copy of the book for review purposes only. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I could probably benefit from a book like this. Call it mommy brain or whatever ya like, but I just can’t think outside of the box like I could before I had kids LOL.


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