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Ideaspotting: How to Find Your Next Great Idea

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Sam Harrison offers ways to generate creative business ideas, inspires observation-fuelled exploration to ignite the creative process, accelerates the occurences of spontaneity, serendipity and synchronicity, and encourage open eyes and ears in new places and familiar surroundings.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 12th 2006 by How Books (first published March 1st 2006)
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Lori Grant
Mar 29, 2013 Lori Grant rated it it was amazing
A must-read book on creative tools in self development for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
This was a pretty cool book, written by Sam Harrison. A cross between one of those Hallmark books with their inspirational aphorisms, a new age-y self-help book, and a DIY crash course in how to make your ideas and projects better. It was highly designed mixing heavy graphics with bite-sized bullet points on how to find ideas and how to capitalize on them. Everything was streamlined and nothing felt repetitive or unnecessary. It just kept slamming the reader with you-can-do it success story afte ...more
Apr 01, 2015 Catherine rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book - if your boss have ever asked you to think outside the square or be more innovative or try to solve a problem that seems impossible - then read this book. You will never use your senses the same way again.

It does not matter if you are a designer, a writer, an engineer, a programmer, an employee or a boss, a student or a teacher - this book is for everybody

Great for beginners and old hands. Dip in and out or read in one binge - again and again.

I bought three copies, one for
Jul 15, 2008 Scolaroart rated it really liked it
I am only 4 chapters into this book, but I really love it! It was recommended to me from a collague I have great respect for. It is not a traditional read. The back of the book describes it well as "interviews, quotes, tips, creative exercises and success stories". As an artist and teacher, I find all of the above helpful and motivating. :) You can borrow my copy when I am done!
Jesse Jones
Sep 22, 2013 Jesse Jones rated it liked it
Ideaspotting is a fairly short read and focuses on presenting different ways to arrive at creative ideas. The book is written in an anecdotal style recounting how different people in creative industries come up with ideas.

I don't suggest buying the book, however, if you borrow it from a library maybe give it a read.
Mark Terry
Feb 08, 2014 Mark Terry rated it liked it
Bite size nuggets on business creativity. Enough for a taste, but ultimately not very filling.
Mar 21, 2009 Jeff rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009-book-list
Good resource to have for brainstorming meetings, or when you're thinking.
Mark Fallon
Dec 20, 2007 Mark Fallon rated it really liked it
An excellent guidebook for creative thinking
Jan 29, 2012 Xiv rated it really liked it
Concise and effective
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