From the bestselling author of Thinkertoys, this follow up brings innovative creative thinking techniques within reach, giving you the tools to tackle. CRACKING CREATIVITYThe Secrets of Creative Genius INTRODUCTIONHow do geniuses come up with ideas? What is common to the thinking style that. What characterizes the thinking strategies of the Edisons, Mozarts and Picassos of history? Michalko’s new book “Cracking Creativity” tries to.

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You probably reached the answer in a few seconds and then turned your attention back to the text. Feb 16, Mat Rueter rated it really liked it. Thomas Edison held 1, patents, still the record. You can show him some crampons and other climbing equipment and ceeativity picture of mountains, and perhaps get some of the idea across.

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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The field of business creativity is gaining more and more attention as new and better ideas, products and services emerge. Use fingers or algebra 2 times what plus 3 is 7? How to Write It, Third Edition. No matter how hard you concentrate and how long you look at the dots, the two rows remain equal.

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Perhaps most telling about geniuses is that they do not approach a problem reproductively, that is, on the basis of similar problems encountered in the past. Feynman proposed teaching productive thinking in our educational institutions in lieu of reproductive thinking. Micchalko 13, Pages Buy.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Inthe Swiss dominated the watch industry. Read this for one of my MBA classes. In the end, the piles of data illuminated nothing. Cracking Creativity is full of interesting stories of geniuses, as well as practical techniques for creativity. Dracking enter your email address in the box below. Geniuses, on the other hand, subvert habituation by actively looking for alternative ways to look at things and alternative ways to think about them.


This is a good book for a teacher or someone who intends to actively participate in it; simply reading the book is fine but limiting. We may ask ourselves why we have failed to do what we intended, and this is the reasonable, expected thing michalkl do. Follow Michael Michalko Follow Michael Michalko on the following media outlets to keep up to date on all interviews, exercises and published articles. It is the willingness to explore all approaches that is important, even after one has found a promising one.

What characterizes the thinking strategies of the Edisons, Mozarts and Picassos of history? Thomas Edison, while pondering how to make a carbon filament, was crafking toying with a piece of putty, turning and twisting it in his fingers, when he looked down at his hands, the answer hit him between the eyes: Genius is not about scoring on the SATs, mastering ten languages at the age of seven, finishing the New York Times Acrostic in record time, having an extraordinarily high I.

These strategies demonstrate how geniuses generate michal,o rich variety of perspectives and conjectures by representing their problem in many different ways, including diagrammatically. January 30, Creative Thinking Crackimg Jan 03, Steven rated it it was ok Shelves: Lists with This Book.

You Were Not Born to Suffer. Recognizing crackong common thinking strategies of creative geniuses and applying them will make you more creative in your work and personal life. This book has plenty of applications creaitvity anyone who needs to “think out of the box” on occasion.

This is the best book on creativity I have read so far. About Cracking Creativity From the bestselling author of Thinkertoysthis follow up brings innovative creative thinking techniques within reach, giving you the tools to tackle everyday challenges in new ways. Michael Michalko provides a good overview of craacking thinking techniques.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Creative geniuses do not wait for the gifts of chance; instead, they actively seek the accidental discovery. The history of inventions is full of accidental discoveries.

Michalko researched and analyzed hundreds of history’s greatest thinkers across disciplines—from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso—to bring the best of their techniques together and to teach you how to apply them in your own life.

Refresh and try again. Excellent michalio with numerous examples and suggestions for individuals and groups. You consider the least obvious as well as the most likely approaches. This book changed the way I thought about creativity. When Einstein had thought through a problem, he always found it necessary to formulate his subject in as many different ways as possible, including diagrammatically.

Other scholars reported that many were celibate Descartes, Galileo, Newtonothers were fatherless Dickens or motherless Darwin, Marie Curie. Making novel combinations and connecting the unconnected are at the heart of creativity.

How do muchalko geniuses generate so many alternatives and conjectures? Typically, we think reproductively, that is on the basis of similar problems encountered in the past. The creative-thinking techniques, based on the thinking strategies of creative geniuses, will show you how to generate the ideas and creative solutions you need in your business and personal life.

It is a guide for generating new ideas. The Secrets of Creative Genius.