I’m interested in creativity and here are some
books I recommend on the subject.

I have a great deal of interest in creativity;
I’m interested in what it is, how to foster and nurture it and how to improve my
own. I have some books that discuss creativity:

The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms ,
Margaret A. Boden, BasicBooks, 1992, 0-465-01451-8

Software Creativity , Robert L. Glass,
Prentice-Hall, 1995, 0-13-147364-6

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Business Creativity for the
, Michael Michalko, Ten Speed Press, 1991, 0-89815-408-1

After this will be things I find
interesting from my readings on creativity.

  • Say whatever’s on your mind. Don’t hold back hunches, guesses, wild ideas, images, intentions. [Notice that this is also very good advice on “brainstorming” or “lateral thinking”.]
  • Speak as continuously as possible. Say something at least once every five seconds, even if only “I’m drawing a blank.”
  • Speak audibly. Watch out for your voice dropping as you become involved.
  • Speak as telegraphically as you please. Don’t worry about complete sentances and eloquence.
  • Don’t overexplain or justify. Analyse no more than you would normally.
  • Don’t elaborate past events. Get into the pattern of saying what you’re thinking now, not of thinking for a while and then describing your thoughts.

    The Creative Mind, pp. 241-242


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