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IDEO founder and Stanford creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.

Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types."  But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every  one of us is creative.  In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford, and with many of the world's top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems.  It is a book that will help each of us be more productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

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Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley, David Kelley

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Finding our creative side is important. Creativity allows us to view and solve problems differently, and the most importantly, it opens the mind and new perspective.

Creative Is Not Artistic

Creative Is Not Artistic

The vast majority of us have conditioned our minds to equate “creative” with “artistic.”

It is not!

Creativity is not a trait you are either born or not born with.



Creativity extends far beyond what people typically consider the ‘artistic’ field.



We Are Not Born With It

We Are Not Born With It

The notion that some people have creativity embedded in their DNA and some people don’t is a myth.

We all have tons of creative potential waiting to be tapped.

Even though creativity gets blocked in us, it can be unlocked.

All it takes to regain your creative sparks is for you to change your mindset — to lose all the erroneous notions.



Creativity is as important in education as literacy and we should treat is with the same status - Sir Ken Robinson in his Ted Talk



Designers always make conscious decisions and act with intention. Be it organizing their bookshelf or presenting their work, they see the opportunity to do things better. In our society, everything is a result of decision made by someone, designers are those someones.



Fear is the biggest obstacle people face in creative success - fear of being judged, fear of getting started, fear of the unknown. Fear of failure also holds us back from learning all sorts of new skills, from taking on risks, and from tackling new challenges. But if you want more success, you have to be prepared to shrug off more failure. People with creativity figure out what went wrong and what to do better next time. The messiness of such trial and error may seem uncomfortable at first, but action allows most of us to learn at a faster rate; it’s almost a prerequisite for success



"Fail often so you can succeed sooner"



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