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The Storm of Creativity

Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life
Narrated by: Robin McKay
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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Although each instance of creativity is singular and specific, Kyna Leski tells us, the creative process is universal. Artists, architects, poets, inventors, scientists, and others all navigate the same stages of the process in order to discover something that does not yet exist. All of us must work our way through the empty page, the blank screen, writer's block, confusion, chaos, and doubt. In this book, Leski draws from her observations and experiences as a teacher, student, maker, writer, and architect to describe the workings of the creative process.

Leski sees the creative process as being like a storm; it slowly begins to gather and take form until it overtakes us - if we are willing to let it. It is dynamic, continually in motion; it starts, stops, rages and abates, ebbs and flows. She maps the arc of the creative process by tracing the path of water droplets traveling the stages of a storm.

Leski draws on examples of creative practice that range from Paul Klee to Steve Jobs, from the discovery of continental drift to the design of Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.

Creativity, Leski tells us, is a path with no beginning or end; it is ongoing. This revelatory view of the creative process will be an essential guide for anyone engaged in creative discovery.

The book is published by MIT Press.

©2015 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

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"A definitive guide to swimming through creative chaos, The Storm of Creativity shows us how to flow effortlessly through the process of birthing new, original ideas into the world." (Joe Gebbia, cofounder of Airbnb)

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Terrible Narrator makes this unlistenable.

I am not sure why there is a name of a narrator when this is actually a text to speech job. Not a great one at that either!

Rather difficult to stay engaged with such terrible intonation and flow.

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Narration sounds automated...couldn’t get past the first chapter

Unfortunately that narration for this sounds more like I’ve selected text to have Siri read it to me...which frankly I could have done via kindle without using an audible credit. Very disappointing as it was far too distracting to continue to listen.