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Creative Thinking For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-38157-1
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378 pages
May 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Laying the Foundations: Understanding Creativity 7

Chapter 1: So What Is Creativity? 9

Chapter 2: Living in a World of Creativity 27

Chapter 3: Exploring the Creative Mindset 49

Part II: Preparing Yourself: Creating Your Creative Mindset 71

Chapter 4: Preparing to Be Creative 73

Chapter 5: Committing to Creativity 93

Part III: Getting Creative – The Practical Stuff 113

Chapter 6: Changing Your Mind with Creative Thinking 115

Chapter 7: Opening Your Mind with Creative Thinking Techniques 141

Chapter 8: Closing In on the Answer: Creative Problem-Solving 169

Chapter 9: Playing Creatively 189

Part IV: Applying Creativity to Your Life 215

Chapter 10: Living the Creative Life 217

Chapter 11: Children and Creativity 239

Chapter 12: Working Creatively 257

Chapter 13: Embedding Creativity in Your Personal Life 279

Part V: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 14: Ten Great Ways to Get Creative 303

Chapter 15: Ten Acorns That Became Oak Trees: Great Ideas that Became Reality 309

Chapter 16: Ten-Plus Essential Books 317

Chapter 17: Ten Inspirational Creative Businesses 325

Chapter 18: Ten Unusually Creative Individuals 333

Index 341

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