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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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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lloyd Brown Auckland 24/06/2015
    Lloyd Brown Auckland 24/06/2015 Member Since 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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    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Finn 20/08/2017
    Finn 20/08/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "Good stuff"

    Interesting ideas. And fun to kill time listening to while doing something else. really enjoyed this book and eases social anxiety you get when in creative fields. I probably would read this again in the future when stuck. however got some neat ideas and boosted those optimistic feelings you get. great listen!

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    Cherie 11/07/2017
    Cherie 11/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "great if you are in need of a push of inspiration."

    Great insights onto creativity paired with realworld examples of historical figures and further unknown stories. I will definitely be listening again. I loved it.

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    04/06/2017
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    "a treasure clove of anecdotes. great stuff!"

    a treasure clove of anecdotes and examples worth noting. examples of great artists that you never knew was the case. very uniquely structured in an un structured way . will buy the hard copy just to keep a note of the nuggets presented at the end of each chapter. a must read for anyone.. this book will resonate !!

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    Craig 22/04/2017
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    "loved it"

    tried out one of the books suggestions and was impressed with the results, thanks for the info

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    Lei 30/03/2017
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    "wonderful and inspiring listen!"

    loved it! now need go buy the book so I can highlight it all
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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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    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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • 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!

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  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dara Finneran
    26/01/17
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    "Full of interesting anecdotes!"

    Great collection of interesting stories. More suitable for dropping in and consuming a chapter here and there. Becomes a little tedious to read straight through (as the author acknowledges in the book).

    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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Sandip
    28/07/17
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    "inspirational "

    This audio has definitely helped me think in a more methodical way not only in my work but I've also adapted some of the advice to my daily routines

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazingly Awesome
    14/06/17
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    "Changed the way I think"

    It really changed the way I think. I considered, that to be super organised and efficient is the way to achieve my goals and dreams. In reality​ I was just fighting my humanity by trying becoming a robot in over scheduled day.
    My best take away, "define rules and live in chaos". You will not find this quote in book, this is what I realised for myself. I cannot control life fully, I can just define my rules and live in chaos. Be creative, be brave and remember you live only once!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    3/05/17
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    "greattttt"

    have a note pad on hand and be ready to pause it. you will need it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ayan
    26/04/17
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    "Delight"

    Really enjoyed this and it has made me realise how there is no such thing as a 'natural born talent' but determination, attitude and perseverance. Would recommend to anyone and everyone who needs inspiration to start anything and everything.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thought Processor
    10/08/17
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    "Mostly good"

    you have to take each topic on its own merit. For example in one chapter they talk about a person with 19 years experience but it's really one years experience repeated 19 times. in another chapter they talk about a guy who carved rock as a kid and therefore had a thousand (or something) hours experience. but is that not repeating yourself every hour for a thousand hours?

    But it's generally a good book and a recommended listen if you're into this sort of thing.

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