All companies, big or small, respect and want innovative and creative people. Innovative and creative people do not copy others, and become huge assets to their organizations as they find new ways to improve the processes and productivity.
1. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
This book deals with the importance of Intuitive Thinking. The snap judgments that suddenly form in our minds, within seconds, are perhaps the most important judgements.
Our ‘Hunch’ or ‘sixth sense’ has more worth than we ever thought it could have. The book details, by way of examples, how these hunches helped in innovation and businesses.
2. Think!: Before It’s Too Late
Edward De Bono, feels that this information overload is the problem. By people logging in to internet for every small things, they have forgotten what it is to think and figure out the solutions to the problems themselves.
In this book de Bono analyzes different types of thinking and how we can mould ourselves to accept and think for ourselves and form our own opinions.
3. Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques
In the board rooms or with the friends, everyone wants to come up with great Ideas. The only problem is that not everyone has the capability to come up with such ideas. This book teaches you how to be that person who comes up with great ideas.
The book gives life changing tools that help you revise your thought process that comes up with both intuitive and lateral thinking using unconventional techniques.
With creativity enhancing activities, the book teaches the readers how to look at ordinary information and get different ideas.
4. Brain Rules
The book explains how our brains work and how different stimuli like stress and sleep does to our brains.
It is often said that brains of men and women are wired differently, the book explores deeply if this is just a myth or a fact.
5. The Ten Faces of Innovation
A lot of people pride themselves in being a “Devil’s Advocate”. With the questions and the skepticism, they manage to stifle all the new ideas and innovation.
Kelley introduces ten different types of people who react differently to innovation. Filled with real life case studies, the book is helpful to all those who want innovation in their firms.
6. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
In order to be creative, a person needs to continually work and maintain a constant and disciplines approach to become creative. You need to do few things repeatedly in order to become creative.
Utilizing a thirty five year old experience, Tharp, the book gives innovative and do-able exercises that the reader can do to form a habit to become creative.
7. The Myth of Innovation
In such an innovative and constantly changing industry, how do you invest in a new technology? How do you know for sure that what you are investing in would not go out of order few years down the line?
The book picks out the best lessons from history to understand this trend. It tells you how to tell if the technology you are investing in or thinking of inventing, would stand the tough competition from newer, better or just plain me too products.
8. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles
As with other management books, this book explains the strategies to become more innovative, the opportunities and the challenges that this new and upcoming field of management faces, especially in America.