Unleash Your Creativity: Fresh Ideas for Having Fresh Ideas (52 Brilliant Ideas Series)

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Whether you want to overcome writer's block, sharpen your mind, or just put your creative genius into practice, Unleash Your Creativity will help ignite that inner creative fire. This book will transform the way you think in both your professional and personal life, help you explore your innate originality, and get those creative juices flowing. Idea #5: Create arbitrary rules, Idea #9: Make more mistakes faster, Idea #17: Don't do lunch, Idea #40: Spit it out, Idea #47: Use Google, Idea #52: Do absolutely ...
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Overview

Whether you want to overcome writer's block, sharpen your mind, or just put your creative genius into practice, Unleash Your Creativity will help ignite that inner creative fire. This book will transform the way you think in both your professional and personal life, help you explore your innate originality, and get those creative juices flowing. Idea #5: Create arbitrary rules, Idea #9: Make more mistakes faster, Idea #17: Don't do lunch, Idea #40: Spit it out, Idea #47: Use Google, Idea #52: Do absolutely nothing. Get ready to get creative....
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399533259
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/6/2007
  • Series: 52 Brilliant Ideas Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Bevan is an interactive media designer with a wide array of creative experience.

Tim Wright is a journalist and editor. Together they formed XPT, and award- winning digital media company.

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Table of Contents


Brilliant features     xii
Introduction     xiii
Start anywhere, start now     1
Do your research     5
Know your own history     9
Be organized     13
Create arbitrary rules     17
Veni, vidi, vici     21
Restrict your choices to broaden your possibilities     27
The three types of objectives: easy, hard, and useless     33
Make more mistakes faster     39
Smash it up     43
Look at things another way     47
Take risks     51
Being unfashionable     55
Never make a sequel (unless you can make several)     61
Trash your best work     65
Seek out criticism     69
Don't do lunch     73
Don't reinvent the wheel     77
Make your own tools     81
Pick the wrong tools for the job     85
Swap tools with someone else     89
All time is playtime     93
Play your part     97
Laugh a lot     103
Be childlike     109
Boys' toys and girls' gadgets     113
Thinking inside the box     117
Drift     121
Familiar paths, tracks, and runs     127
Genius on the go     131
The love of loneliness     135
Travelogues, travel blogs     139
Creative tourism     145
Network near, network far     151
Know what you can't do     155
Wanna work with the rich and famous? Just ask     159
Lie back and listen     163
Playing consequences     169
Come the revolution! Toppling top dogs and overturning hierarchies     173
Spit it out     179
Lie, flimflam, embellish. elaborate     183
Be in the picture     189
Play creative Jenga     193
Faking it     197
Give it all away     201
Tools of the trade-technology     205
Use Google     209
Become an alpha geek     213
Come back in the morning     217
Sleep on it     221
Distraction loops     225
Do absolutely nothing     229
Where it's at     234
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