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Creative Trespassing

How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life
Narrated by: Tania Katan
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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"At once playful, smart, easy to implement and, dare I say, punk rock, the pages of this book will wake you up to your personal power and remind you just how enjoyable your life, and work, can be. I highly recommend you let Katan trespass all over your sitch and get yourself this fabulous book." (Jen Sincero, number-one New York Times best-selling author of You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money)

Creative disruptor, inspirational speaker, and cocreator of the internationally viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress shows you how to put the spark back into your work and life.

"You don't have to turn into a corporate drone to kick ass in the working world," says Tania Katan. After more than 10 years of smuggling creativity into the business sector without getting busted, Katan is here to tell you that any task or pursuit can be a creative one. You just need to be willing to defy conformity and be ready to conjure imagination anywhere, at any time.  

If you're feeling stuck in a dullsville job, a windowless cubicle, or an ill-fitting polyester work shirt, chin up! Katan has been there, too, and she's lived to tell the story. How? By choosing to stand out rather than fit in, to find her light, and to bask in it with all of her quirks and flaws. "The moment you choose to let the world see the real you - messy, imperfect, warts and all," she says, "is the moment you choose to shine too."

Whether you're an entrepreneur seeking new ways to innovate, a newbie trying to spice up routine entry-level work, a free spirit with a rich creative life outside the office looking to bring more of that magic into your job, or just someone who occasionally feels the urge to scream, "Why does it say paper jam when there is no paper jam?", Katan will show you how to transform monotony into novelty and become more energized in your work and in the world.

Peppered with stories of her own shenanigans - from organizing a wrestling match in the middle of an art museum to staging a corporate culture intervention via Post-its - and lessons from the rule-breaking exploits of artists, change-makers, and totally legit business leaders alike, this audiobook is a rollicking, uninhibited guide to using creativity as fuel for a freer and more joyful life.

©2019 Tania Katan (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Great creative designers make it look easy. In this generous rant, Tania shares her secrets and helps each of us find our own cape." (Seth Godin, author, This Is Marketing)

Creative Trespassing is a true gem. Every page reeks of smart, teachable take ways and real life applications to both boring and challenging encounters we all have along the road! Super inspiring and funny!” (Elizabeth Cutler, Founder of SoulCycle) 

“Tania Katan has an unmatched way of using the power of play to accelerate the process of innovation. In this book she shares her best secrets for harnessing the power of play, imagination, and more.” (Amy Jo Martin, best-selling author and podcast host of Why Not Now?)

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  • Leanne
  • PHOENIX, AZ, United States
  • 03-06-19

Worth it

I found this book to be more inspiring than instructional. Many examples don’t immediately relate to all work lives. That said the message is invigorating and will absolutely get your creative juices inspired to find a way to flow. Also, very well performed and thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining to listen to. I found myself laughing out loud multiple times while listening but better yet her ideas stuck with me and happily bounced around my brain long after the book was done- so worth your time!

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Business and creativity book of the year!

Tania Katan has captured a truly unique perspective on leveraging creativity in the business world. Unlike many other books in this space, the author leverages lessons and experiences from the contemporary art world and theater to craft a radical approach to thinking differently and creatively in business.

As a former actress and playwright, Katan delivers the best reading of an audiobook in a long time. Her writing and delivery will have you laughing out loud and will leave you with a clear blueprint for doing your own creative trespassing.

I would highly recommend creative trespassing to anyone in business who is eager to shake things up and get results.