Best Books on Innovation And Creativity


Best Books On Innovation And CreativityInnovation and creativity are the most important skill sets to climb the corporate ladder quickly.

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

BlinkThere are two types of thinking: Intuitive and Articulate.

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.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Published by: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 0141014598
Available in: Ebook Paperback

2. Think!: Before It’s Too Late

Think!With the internet and information overload, why are we not able to solve all the problems and conflicts that arise in our lives?

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.

Think!: Before It's Too Late
Published by: Vermilion
Date Published: 07/02/2009
ISBN: 009192409X
Available in: Ebook Paperback

3. Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques

ThinkertoysIn 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.

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques
Published by: Ten Speed Press
Date Published: 06/08/2006
ISBN: 1580087736
Available in: Ebook Paperback Hardcover

4. Brain Rules

Brain RulesBrain is the most complicated part of the human body, and most people can live a lifetime without utilizing most of it.

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.

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
Published by: Pear Press
Date Published: 02/26/2008
ISBN: 0979777704
Available in: Ebook Paperback

5. The Ten Faces of Innovation

ten faces of innovationIDEO, the world famous design firm’s strategies to foster innovation are showen in this book.

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.

The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization
Published by: Crown Business
Date Published: 10/18/2005
ISBN: 0385512074
Available in: Ebook Paperback Hardcover

6. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

The Creative HabitCreativity is not a gift, but it needs to be cultivated.

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.

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: 01/06/2006
ISBN: 0743235274
Available in: Ebook Paperback Hardcover

7. The Myth of Innovation

The Myths of InnovationTechnology is changing on almost daily basis this days.

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.

The Myth of Innovation
Published by: O'Reilly Media
Date Published: 05/11/2011
ISBN: 0596527055
Available in: Ebook Paperback Hardcover

8. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles

Innovation and EntrepreneurshipThe book deals with Innovation and creativity as a science and an important discipline of management.

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.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles
Published by: HarperBusiness
ISBN: 0887306187
Available in: Ebook Paperback