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The Art of Creative Thinking Audiobook

The Art of Creative Thinking

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Publisher's Summary

The secrets of creative thinking by a lecturer at the world-famous St. Martin's College of Art who has spent a lifetime researching innovative thinkers.

A scuba-diving company faces bankruptcy because sharks have infested the area. Solution? Open the world's first extreme diving school.

The Art of Creative Thinking reveals how we can transform ourselves, our businesses, and our society through a deeper understanding of human creativity. Rod Judkins, of the world-famous St. Martin's College of Art, has studied successful creative thinkers from every walk of life throughout history. Drawing on an extraordinary range of reference points - from the Dada manifesto to Nobel Prize-winning economists, from Andy Warhol's studio to Einstein's desk - he distills a lifetime's expertise into a succinct, surprising book that will inspire you to think more confidently and creatively.

You'll realise why you should be happy when your train is cancelled; meet the most successful class in educational history (in which every single student won a Nobel prize); discover why graphic nudity during public speaking can be both a hindrance and surprisingly persuasive; and learn why, in the 21st century, it's technically illegal to be as good as Michelangelo.

Be stubborn about compromise. Plan to have more accidents. Be mature enough to be childish. Contradict yourself more often. Discover the art of creative thinking.

From the publishers of the international best-seller The Art of Thinking Clearly

©2015 Rod Judkins (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Naresh 15/05/2015
    Naresh 15/05/2015
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    "Eye opening"

    "Work is the most common form of procrastination." Couldn't stop smiling, seems so true from the creativity angle. Awesome book. Must read or should I say must listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lloyd Brown 24/06/2015
    Lloyd Brown 24/06/2015
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    "It is a book that makes you think!"

    Helps give you different ways to look at problems.
    A book both me and my wife enjoyed

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    helen 12/07/2016
    helen 12/07/2016
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    "Love love love. Simple but inspirational."

    Love the format. Great stories and messages simplified in short informational chunks. Really inspirational. After reading the entire book cover to cover, I now start every day listening to a random chapter for extra inspiration.

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    Jane 15/06/2016
    Jane 15/06/2016
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    "Out of the box"
    Would you listen to The Art of Creative Thinking again? Why?

    Yes , I would, there are so many little gold nuggets in this. Great book for business and entrepreneurs to help get them thinking about how to better their business and improve.


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    Amazon Customer 29/05/2016
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    "Absolutely loved it!!!"

    Loved every bit of it and it's full of examples to support the ideas, not just empty words. It's so inspiring! I feel like this book has taken me back to where my true self is; where joy and happiness is. So my non-conforming nature is not something to be frowned upon afterall, hahaha. Can't wait to listen to it again!!

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    chris 10/05/2016
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    "a life changer"

    loved it great new and exciting ways to think that can apply to anything in life

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    Eric 21/04/2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    awesome and thought provoking. full of contradictions and supportive information design to get you arguing with yourself and thus ignite your own imagination and creativity.

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    Lidia 31/03/2016
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    "Informative, entertaining and so inspiring!"

    I loved listening to thia audiobook so much that as soon as it was finished I hit Play again and listened to it all over again. something I never do, but there was so many interesting points and anecdotes that I wanted to retain as much as possible. great narrations too. a highly recommended read for everyone.

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    salma 29/02/2016
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    "surprisingly useful"

    It's not one of those airy fairy pie in the sky creative talks. Firstly, the chapters are 5 mins long- short, sweet and entertaining. Each chapter points out something to think about and then encourages you to follow that inspiration in a non- linear way. ultimately this book challenges you to be observant and critical of your positive and negative habits, ane how to use them to better your situation. I cannot recommend this enough. .

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    Melissa 25/01/2016
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    "Inspired"

    Loved the engaging tone of the reader. Loved the short to the point chapters. Loved the inspiring stories and content.
    Loved it.

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  • D. Oliver
    Surrey, UK
    15/04/15
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    "Intelligent, thought provoking fun. "

    I very much enjoyed this book as it was thought provoking and inspiring all at the same time.

    The book doesn't take itself too seriously but the life lesson it is teaching has already affect my family life!

    As my wife had decided to leave a dead end stressful job in an office to pursue her lives dream of becoming a makeup artist. She was wavering but just listening to one short chapter made her realise her decision was indeed the right one. And made me decide to do more to help my wife fulfil her dream.

    life after all is about discovering happiness in whatever form that may be.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • DaveGH
    26/07/15
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    "Outstanding book"

    I've read many books on art and creativity, that being said, this one stands out from all the rest. For me, it has pulled together years of learning and turned it into a razor sharp creative process, couldn't be happier.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Prof K. Moore
    26/06/15
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    "Absolutely brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes,and have done so already. Simple, directive, good ancedotes, and it works!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Not really applicable, but I liked the idea of students working a route regardless of where it takes them, and the process of developing a Soap in Dubai. There are many great anecdotes of how people have connected to their creativity throughout the book.


    What does Phil Fox bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    It is read very well.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Mad, fun, and absolutely bonkers: unleashing your creativity"


    Any additional comments?

    This is an excellent book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Birba
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    5/12/16
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    "wasted time"
    What would have made The Art of Creative Thinking better?

    Completely useless book. I can't believe people actually pay Rod Judkins to teach this nonsense. The book is nothing more than a collection of cliches and twisted case studies to fit whatever the author wants you to believe. Don't buy.


    What about Phil Fox’s performance did you like?

    It's too hard to give an opinion on Phil Fox's performance, since the book is so irritating that it clouds one's judgment.


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  • Anon
    4/10/16
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    "Fantastically thought provoking!"

    As someone who doesn't identify as remotely creative I was a bit sceptical about reading this book at first but thought it was time to push my comfort boundaries a bit! I can honestly say this is probably the best book I have ever read and has given me a totally new perspective on life and how to be a creative problem solver.

    This book is absolutely unique and the author has done an incredible job at cutting the book up into small bitesize interesting easy to remember points whilst ensuring the book is littered with interesting stories to back this up! Give this book a read - I promise it won't disappoint and might lead to something spectacular!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    17/09/16
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    "Different for the sake of being different?"

    Overall an interesting 'read' with some insightful anecdotes however I did find some chapters try a little too hard to be different for the sake of being different. whether some of this advice can actually be put in to practical use is another question but overall easy to listen too and relatively entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • IVAN SIKORA
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
    4/08/16
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    "moving from the ground 0"

    what a read. opening eyes and stared creative juices flowing. thabk you all for bringing it to us :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jay Naidoo
    24/07/16
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    "Disturbingly useful"

    Offered new tools, sharpened existing ones and made me think of ones I am yet to create. It let my mind run wild - joyfully. Every moment kept me excited. Will listen many times over. A real gem!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lola
    4/06/16
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    "Excellent!"

    Wonderful, extremely inspiring audio book. Read beautifully. I couldn't stop listening so much so that Ive ordered the paperback so I can really savor the teachings. Ill need a highlighter as there were just too many bookmarks for me to go back through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aleksandra
    26/04/16
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    "One of the best books/audio books I've ever read."

    inspirational
    practical
    intellectually mature
    fresh perspective on your life

    I'll definitely buy a paper edition just to have it at home

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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