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The art of creative thinking : how to be innovative and develop great ideas

Author: John Eric Adair
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2007.
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Instructs the reader how to: develop an understanding of the creative process; overcome barriers to creating new ideas; broaden vision; build on new ideas; develop a creative attitude; become more confident as a creative thinker.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Adair, John Eric, 1934-
Art of creative thinking.
London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2007
(DLC) 2007008563
(OCoLC)85766210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Eric Adair
ISBN: 9780749452186 0749452188 9780749447991 0749447990
OCLC Number: 166344596
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Talbot Adair Press, 1990.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 133 p.) : ill.
Contents: On human creativity --
Use the stepping stones of analogy --
Make the strange familiar and the familiar strange --
Widen your span of relevance --
Practise serendipity --
Chance favours only the prepared mind --
Curiosity --
Keep your eyes open --
Listen for ideas --
Reading to generate ideas --
Keep a notebook --
Test your assumptions --
Make better use of your depth mind --
Do not wait for inspiration --
Sharpen your analytical skills --
Suspend judgement --
Learn to tolerate ambiguity --
Drift, wait and obey --
Sleep on the problem --
Working it out --
Think creatively about your life.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: John Adair.

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"The Art of Creative Thinking" provides clear, practical guidelines for developing one's powers as a creative thinker. Using examples of entrepreneurs, authors, scientists and artists, John Adair  Read more...

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