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Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius

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In this trailblazing book, internationally renowned business creativity expert Michael Michalko shows how creative people think—and how to put their secrets to work for you. To create this book, Michalko researched and analyzed hundreds of history's greatest thinkers—from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso—and then brought their techniques into the modern home and workplac ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 26th 2001 by Ten Speed Press (first published 1998)
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Denis Vasilev
Пролистал, книга про креатив, достаточно вторичная. Уж лучше ТРИЗ.
Ahmed Mansour
من افضل ما قرأت في التنميه البشريه يجعلك الكتاب بعد قراءته قادر على ابتكار طرق جديده في التفكير والقدره على حل المشكلات بطرق اسرع وافضل, كما يجعلك قادر على وضع خطط والقدره على تنفيذها , والجديد في هذا الكتاب شرح الاسترتيجيات بشكل مرئي
اكتر حاجة عجبتنى انى طبقت منه حاجات للابداع الجماعى وسبحان الله نفعت وطلعنا افكار حلوة اوى
لطالما روضنا هذا السؤال " هل نحن مبدعون؟ "
وسرعان ما تجد الاجابه بالنفى لاسباب اجتماعيه محبطه او لانعدام الثقة بالذات
او لربما لفهمنا الخاط عن المعنى الحقيقى " للابداع"
صدقنى انت اكثر ابداعنا مما تتخيل ! المساله مسألة منظور فكرى
هذا الكتاب هو دليل عملى حقيقى , يناقش اليات تفكير تساعد على تنميه الابداع فى اى مجال ! فكما اوضح الكاتب فى المقدمه " الابداع هو فن طرح الافكار على شكل حلول مختلفه و مبتكره "
من المهم ان نفهم ان الابداع لا يقتصر على مجال بعينه , انما هو اسلوب حياه !

الكتاب مقسم الى جزئين :
brian dean
Dec 26, 2009 brian dean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book for a teacher or someone who intends to actively participate in it; simply reading the book is fine but limiting. The ideas and strategies for improving your creativity in a variety of settings sound great and I suspect they will work well. Still, you need to put the techniques to practice to really benefit from this book.

I am moving house at the moment, and not feeling settled enough to be following the instructions: I read them and feel they should work and I hope to follow
Sameh Maher
ﺍﻟﻜﺘﺎﺏ ﺩﻟﻴﻞ ﻋﻤﻠﻰ ﺣﻘﻴﻘﻰ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻟﺎﺑﺪﺍﻉ ﻟﻴﺲ ﻣﻦ ﻣﻨﻂﻠﻖ ﺍﻟﺘﺤﻔﻴﺰ ﻭﺍﻟﺤﺎﻟﻪ ﺍﻟﺎﻳﺠﺎﺑﻴﻪ ﻭﻟﻜﻦ ﻋﻦ ﻃﺮﻳﻖ ﺗﺪﺭﻳﺒﺎﺕ ﻏﺎﻳﻪ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻟﻌﻤﻠﻴﻪ ﻗﺎﺑﻠﻪ ﻟﻠﺘﻂﺒﻴﻖ ﺍﻟﻔﻮﺭﻯ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻯ ﻭﻗﺖ ﻭﺑﺎﻯ ﻭﺳﻴﻠﻪ ﻭﻣﻦ ﺍﻳﺠﺎﺑﻴﺎﺕ ﺍﻟﻜﺘﺎﺏ ﺍﻧﻪ ﻳﺸﺮﺝ ﺣﺘﻰ ﺍﻟﺘﻘﻨﻴﺎﺕ ﺍﻟﺤﺪﻳﺜﻪ ﻣﺜﻞ ﺍﻟﺨﺮﺍﻳﻄ ﺍﻟﺬﻫﻨﻴﻪ ﻭﺍﻋﻤﺎﻝ ﺍﺩﻭﺍﺭﺩ ﺩﻯ ﺑﻮﻧﻮ
ﻓﻘﻄ ﻣﺎﻳﻌﻴﺐ ﺍﻟﻜﺘﺎﺏ ﺍﻟﺎﺳﻬﺎﺏ ﻭﺗﻜﺮﺍﺭ ﺍﻟﻘﺼﺺ ﺑﺸﻜﻞ ﻣﻤﻞ ﺍﻟﻰ ﺣﺪ ﻣﺎ ﻭﻫﺬﺍ ﻣﺎ ﻳﺠﻬﻞ ﻗﺮﺍﺋﺘﻪ ﺻﻌﺒﻪ ﺍﻟﻰ ﺣﺪ ﻣﺎ ﻭﻟﻜﻦ ﺍﻟﻘﻴﻴﻢ ﺍﻟﻌﺎﻡ ﺍﻩ ﺟﻴﺪ ﻭﻟﻜﻨﻪ ﻳﺠﺘﺎﺝ ﺍﻟﻰ ﺑﻌﺾ ﺍﻟﺘﺮﺗﻴﺐ ﻭﺍﻟﺘﺤﺪﻳﺪ ﻭﻋﺪﻡ التكرار
من ضمن كتب التنمية الذاتية المميزة والمختلفة عن كتب التكرار المحشوة بالفراغ !
الكتاب يقع من ضمن الكتب التي تحتوي على كمية كبير من نصائح وطرق للتدريب على طرق مختلفة لمعالجة المشاكل والتفكير فيها، لذا لابد من تطبيق ما يناسبك من طرق بداخله لتحقيق أقصى استفادة.
أنصح به.
Jul 28, 2011 Gerhard rated it it was amazing
Not as good as 'jump start your brain' by Doug Hall, but alot of the techniques are the same, and the stories of hstorical creative geniuses are pretty sweet. an easy read.
Jun 24, 2009 rst5678 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting book... a collection of research relating to thought processes of famous thinkers... past and present. Provides ideas on how to creatively think through problems.
Marcus Lynn
Dec 11, 2011 Marcus Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
The Bible for people seeking or needing a creative edge. This book has plenty of applications for anyone who needs to "think out of the box" on occasion.
Roger Perales
Read this for one of my MBA classes. Good book on various techniques to be creative. Brainstorming is only one of many techniques to come up with new ideas.
Mat Rueter
Feb 16, 2017 Mat Rueter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It takes approximately a half second more, or longer, to verify denial than affirmations. We are programmed to think more easily about what is than what is not.
May 09, 2017 Oleg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
много разных методик, но все нужно пробовать применять, что бы понять что работает, а что нет
Jan 03, 2013 Steven rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: social-science
Required reading for a class. A damn slog. A handfull of good tips spread out and repeated over and over. Here's how he says to be creative: basically mad libs style, take a bunch of things mix them around several ways, see if you can figure out a way to connect them, mix them around again, grab different things at random, and see if you can connect them or see how it maybe sparks a new thought and connect it to something else, until you've become a schizophrenic. That's how I felt by the end of ...more
Mohamed Osman
الكتاب يعتبر رائع لمحبي التنمية البشرية وانصحهم بإحضار ورقة وقلم أثناء قراءة هذا الكتاب لاستخراج التقنيات التي قد يرونها مثيرة أو التي يريدون استخدامها

الكتاب ركز علي أسلوب العصف الذهني والذي أعتقد أنه لا حاجة لكتاب لاستكشافه فلقد مارسته في مشروع تخرحي قبل أن اتعرف عليه
أو اعرف بوجود مثل هذا الأسلوب.

مازالت عند رأيي في كتب التنمية البشرية لكن ما أعجبني في هذا الكتاب حقا هو القصص المسلية التي تحكي عن كيفية الوصول لاكتشافات والاختراعات المختلفة وخاصة القصص التي كانت تحتوي علي ربط أجزاء غير متجانسة مع
Christopher Butson
It offers some solid advice on creativity, however it is very repetitive (could be 1/3 the length it is). It is full of information that can easily be found through a quick google search or reading any other book on the subject. Michalko has written plenty of other books and articles with the same information.
Jul 18, 2012 Erik rated it really liked it
Michael Michalko provides a good overview of creative thinking techniques. The book explains how to use different perspectives to generate new ideas and insights. It provides practical advice on how to generate more and more varied ideas. The book draws on historical examples to explain how geniuses view things differently.
Dec 03, 2010 James rated it liked it
Cracking Creativity includes great ideas for how to develop better creative thinking habits. It is mostly about examining the habits and practices of historical creative geniuses, such as Einstein and da Vinci, but the author does a nice job of organizing and presenting them. I'd recommend this book to readers who want to dust off their creativity and learn a few new ways to solve problems.
Dan Burt
Jan 02, 2011 Dan Burt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This book changed the way I thought about creativity. I thought most creative people were just born creative. Now I realize a person can be creative just through hard work. Cracking Creativity delineates and explains different creative thinking strategies and ways of thinking. This is a handy reference to use for confronting problems requiring unique and effective solutions.
Oct 15, 2008 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very specific instructions about how to get your mind in the right place to stimulate the creation of new ideas. One of my favorite anecdotes is that Einstein was asked what he would do if a comet was going to come crashing into Earth in one hour. He responded that he would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and 5 minutes working on a solution.
Nguyên ngộ ngộ
Cuốn này giống "tập hợp con" của cuốn Thinkertoys (Trò Chơi Tư Duy)
Hơi khó theo và nặng về lý thuyết, song vì đọc Thinkertoys rồi nên đọc lại cuốn này thì mới "ơ-rê-ka" thêm vài thứ.
Nói chung là đọc cuốn "TRÒ CHƠI TƯ DUY" là ok rồi.
Murilo Ruy
Aug 27, 2016 Murilo Ruy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: creativity
This book will extend the techniques presented in his other book, "Thinkertoys", with a lot more details and examples. Worth reading, it will expand your mind with a lot of techniques for organizing information and insights about how the brains works.
Es un libro muy interesante si todavía no leíste nada de este autor. Brinda varios ejemplos de como pensaban creativamente distintos personajes que el autor estudió, aunque lamentablemente no profundiza tanto como quisiera. Conceptualmente es muy parecido a su otro libro Creative Thinkering.
Hom Sack
Apr 09, 2013 Hom Sack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would give more stars if I could. This is the best book on creativity I have read so far. It has lots of useful ideas and approaches, all eminently practical, actionable, and prescriptive.
Todd Fonseca
Jul 27, 2014 Todd Fonseca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book with numerous examples and suggestions for individuals and groups.
Igor Rudnytsky
Sep 08, 2016 Igor Rudnytsky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting start but a bit boring to the end with endless descriptions of different techniques. But totally worth reading.
علاء البشبيشي
بدأتُ فيه، لكني توقفتُ لأنهي أشياء أخرى عاجلة.. بينما لا يزال هو قابعا على الرف ينتظر دوره :)
Henry Park
Jun 21, 2008 Henry Park rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great for the right brain peops. Has many activities and tests to help bring out your creative side. Very useful in all aspects of life; business, personal, religious whatever...
Jeromy Peacock
5 stars = Yearly re-read
4 stars = Re-read eventually
3 stars = Very Good
2 stars = OK
1 stars = Pass on this one.
0 stars = Couldn't finish it.
Dyah Rinni
Dec 06, 2012 Dyah Rinni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
suka banget. Aku selalu ngebaca buku ini kalau mentok nyari ide cerita.
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Michael Michalko is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world. As an officer in the U.S. Army, Michael organized a team of NATO intelligence specialists and international academics in Frankfurt, Germany, to research, collect, and categorize all known inventive-thinking methods. His team applied the methods to various NATO military, political, and social problems and produced ...more
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