Good Reading on Creativity & Innovation
*Goleman, Daniel, Paul Kaufman, & Michael Ray. The Creative Spirit (PBS series companion book; Goleman also wrote Emotional Intelligence).
*Pink, Daniel. A Whole New Mind.
*Tharp, Twyla. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life (modern dancer on her creative life).
*Ueland, Brenda. If You Want to Write (long-time Chicago creative writing instructor on risk-taking and process in to any creative act).
How our brains work:
Andreasen, Nancy. The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius.
*Medina, John. Brain Rules.
*Shenk, David. The Genius in All of Us: Insights into Genetics, Talent, & IQ.
Creativity in Corporate Settings:
Denning, Stephen. “Telling Tales,” Harvard Business Review May 2004.
*Mauzy, Jeff & Richard Harriman. Creativity, Inc.: Building an Inventive Organization.
*Robinson, Alan G. & Sam Stern. Corporate Creativity: How Innovation and Improvement Actually Happen.
Simmons, Annette & Doug Lipman. The Story Factor (2nd edition).
Creativity and Spirituality:
*L’Engle, Madeleine. Walking on Water.
Dyer, Jeff, Hal Gregersen, & Clayton Christensen. The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators. [Also consider other books by Christensen.]
Henry, Todd. The Accidental Creative.
Newport, Cal. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.
* Highly recommended