Truman Capote said:
“Everybody can be creative.
Most people, however, never realize they are.”
It is true, we really are all creative. Even if you think creativity is not your thing, all you need to do is foster the elements that favor its appearance.
Here is a short list of books on the subject of creativity that will give you tips, ideas, and will awaken your curiosity, to remind you of the ideas you might have if you only let our mind be a little more creative.
Think, it´s free
Written by publicist Joaquín Lorente, this brief yet intense book has been a success, thanks to the 84 practical ideas it offers, to foster the talent we all have and try to obtain success in whatever we aim at. You can download the first three principles from the official website.
Ideas to have Ideas
A book that teaches us creative formulas that will help us have ideas and express them in a way that is convincing to our audience. A good book for designers, publicists, screenwriters and communicators in general, it will teach you how to be creative, even if you have no imagination at all.
Ideas for professionals who think
The author, Edward De Bono, was also responsible for the famous concept of “lateral thinking”, and is one of the most renowned experts on creativity in the world. In this book, he teaches us to find the time we need in order to think, but above all he shows us alternatives to the normal logical thought process.
Creativity 62 Exercises to Develop the Mind
Another good work by Edward De Bono, here the reader will find 62 games that foster creativity and lateral thinking.
The Secrets of Creative Geniuses
The author, Michael Michalko, explains in his book how we can have more ideas and be far more creative, and does so by analyzing some of the most creative personalities in history: Leonardo da Vinci, Walt Disney, Pablo Picasso or Thomas Edison.
Good Ideas: a Natural History of Innovation
This essay by Steven Johnson searches through the sources of creativity and carries out an in-depth analysis of the characteristics that encourage creative environments: cities, cafés or coral reefs, for the author, are all platforms for innovation.
Making Ideas Happen
Lastly, this book by Scott Belsky is not really a book on how to have ideas, but rather on how to make them become reality. The inscription on the cover reads “Overcoming The Obstacles Between Vision & Reality”, and the fact is that many ideas are lost along the way because we just don’t know how to make them come true.