Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses

Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses

by Amy Whitaker

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Overview

Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses by Amy Whitaker

An indispensable and inspiring guide to creativity in the workplace and beyond, drawing on art, psychology, science, sports, law, business, and technology to help you land big ideas in the practical world.

Anyone from CEO to freelancer knows how hard it is to think big, let alone follow up, while under pressure to get things done. Art Thinking offers practical principles, inspiration, and a healthy dose of pragmatism to help you navigate the difficulties of balancing creative thinking with driving toward results.

With an MBA and an MFA, Amy Whitaker, an entrepreneur-in-residence at the New Museum Incubator, draws on stories of athletes, managers, writers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and even artists to engage you in the process of “art thinking.” If you are making a work of art in any field, you aren’t going from point A to point B. You are inventing point B.

Art Thinking combines the mind-sets of art and the tools of business to protect space for open-ended exploration and manage risks on your way to success. Art Thinking takes you from “Wouldn’t it be cool if . . . ?” to realizing your highest aims, helping you build creative skills you can apply across all facets of business and life. Warm, honest, and unexpected, Art Thinking will help you reimagine your work and life—and even change the world—while enjoying the journey from point A.

Art Thinking features 60 line drawings throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062358271
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 558,461
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Amy Whitaker is a writer, artist, and teacher working at the intersection of creativity, business, and everyday life. She holds an MBA from Yale and an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London. She is currently an entrepreneur-in-residence at the New Museum Incubator and a principal in the curriculum development company Eggshell Knight. She was the recipient of the Sarah Verdone Writing Award from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Saving Lives vs. Making Lives Worth Saving 1

Chapter 1 From a Wide Angle 27

Chapter 2 In the Weeds 67

Chapter 3 To the Lighthouse 101

Chapter 4 To Make a Boat 137

Chapter 5 To Be in the Fray 181

Chapter 6 To Build a House 229

Chapter 7 To See the Whole 269

Acknowledgments 305

Appendix 313

Notes 317

Index 355

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