Essence of Creativity: A Guide to Tackling Difficult Problems

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This unique book explores the nature of challenging problems and describes the creative techniques for addressing them. It is particularly relevant for problems that admit no obvious solution, whether they concern scientific knowledge, technology, the arts, or social situations.
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"Quite detailed and useful in a way that is reminiscent of that half century plus old favorite found in kitchens everywhere—The Joy of Cooking—for this is a recipe book for being a winner through creative problem-solving behavior . . . . If you are involved in or supervising creative processes in any field, this book is a must. Buy a copy and see for yourself." —Journal of Management

There are practical observations in this book on the research and research supervision processes which will be of value to many researchers in the business world. The broader notion of a creativity support system is one which is becoming increasingly important in information technology. I would recommend the book for such interest groups." —Leadership & Organisation Development Journal

"Worthwhile reading this book to see if you are missing something and to see what the state of the art in 'Knowledge Engineering' is like—the extensive bibliography is useful." —Structural Chemistry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195060171
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1990
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Attributes of Creativity
3. Quality of Ideas and Solutions
4. Factors of Creativity
5. Tactics for Individual Productivity
6. Managing the Project
7. Strategies for Research
8. Supervising the Researcher
9. Conclusion

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