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Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All | [Tom Kelley, David Kelley]

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

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 d.school, 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.
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Publisher's Summary

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school 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 d.school, 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.

©2013 Tom Kelley and David Kelley (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Creative Confidence is a myth-busting, muscle-building gem of a book. It shatters the false belief that only some people are creative. Then it provides a smart, practical action plan for boosting your innovative capacities. If you want to be more creative, read the Kelley brothers' words, follow their advice, and then—as they'd tell you - do something!" (Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive, A Whole New Mind, and To Sell is Human)

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    "A dull pointless book"
    What would have made Creative Confidence better?

    The book was just plain repetitive. Beyond make a rapid prototype, research your end user and test the work quickly they have very little to offer.


    What could Tom Kelley and David Kelley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I was hoping for concrete examples, even anecdotes of their thinking in action. These are few and far between.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dan Woren?

    I would have cast someone with a more lively delivery. Dan Woren was monotonous and dull.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Samir Sanghani Boston, MA 01-24-14
    Samir Sanghani Boston, MA 01-24-14 Listener Since 2005
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    "Just not enough there for me"

    My expectation was history, examples, methods on stirring creative juices from some of the biggest design innovators out there. There were a few very good tips/techniques on starting and fostering creativity within teams and on the job. But not a lot, and nothing really out of the ordinary or truly eye-opening. Beyond that, a lot of time spent in the story on other subjects about how to be good, respected people.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Emmy Wu 08-16-15
    Emmy Wu 08-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Likely the worst audiobook I've listened to"
    Would you try another book from Tom Kelley and David Kelley and/or Dan Woren?

    Not after listening to this one.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tom Kelley and David Kelley again?

    Doubt it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dan Woren’s performances?

    Yes, performance was fine. The content of this book is horrendous.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance that these mindless ideas were compiled into a book. I had high hopes after seeing a few recommendations, but honestly, I have no idea how this book could impress anyone. Many examples are from IT, technology and large corporations, so they have little bearing on solopreneurs or small businesses. The examples they give for cultivating creativity include mindless recommendations like, "look to be creative". DUH. Absolutely nothing of substance in this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Allison Schaab 06-24-15
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    "So much to be learnt from this book"

    Dozens of ways to improve your creativity along with success stories and practical examples.

    Must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rohit Saboo 06-23-15
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    "Read the print one"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book unfortunately doesn't lend itself well to an audiobook format as it's not easy to follow the content with a linear narrative. Also, not that big deal, but Dan Worren makes several pronunciation errors while reading Indian names.

    The content itself is nice, and therefore, I ordered a print version of this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dallas 06-17-15
    Dallas 06-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Do you want to advance your career? Read this book"

    Creative Confidence was such a great book to listen to. It really helped me understand and process ways to be more creative in every day life.

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    kenworthyr 06-05-15
    kenworthyr 06-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Good Start"

    This was a good book explaining design concepts for the business world. I like some of the breakout exercises in theory but have some reservations in how to implement them into real-world office environments. All in all I'd recommend for anyone looking to get out of a creative rut but I'd love a follow up on how to get past the change barriers more.

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    Texas Turtle Houston, TX USA 04-01-15
    Texas Turtle Houston, TX USA 04-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Life changing"

    The principles in this book are changing the way we approach problems at work. More importantly, my daily approach to everything I do has changed for the better because of listening to this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    momotwo Fox River Grove, IL 03-17-15
    momotwo Fox River Grove, IL 03-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Read"

    Started off a little slow, but then it hooked me like a fish to a worm. Great insight. So glad I read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald R Sparks 01-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspiring and practical"

    I often felt like putting the book down and working. A great mix of principals that can manifest in any form and practical advise with direction so you can get started.

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