- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Currency (15 October 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 038534936X
- ISBN-13: 978-0385349369
- Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,93,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All Hardcover – 15 Oct 2013
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
“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
“David Kelley has unleashed the power of design thinking for thousands of Stanford students and hundreds of influential Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. In CREATIVE CONFIDENCE, he and his brother, Tom, share their secrets about how each of us can find our creative powers. They describe a way of thinking that will change your professional and personal life.
Charlie Rose, acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist
“This book changed me. CREATIVE CONFIDENCE is that rare combination of thought leadership, soulful storytelling, and real-life exercises that inspires you to reclaim your creative passion and courage. I feel braver already. “
Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Daring Greatly
“This is the only book about creativity that you'll ever need.”
Guy Kawasaki, author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur
“A five-star Wow! This wonderful, heartwarming book may literally change the world. Indeed, it must change the world. Don’t just read it. Use it. Now.”
Tom Peters, bestselling author of In Search of Excellence
“An indispensible field guide for creative explorers of all kinds.
This compelling book will help build creative muscles for when you need
Todd Spaletto, President, The North Face
“Creativity is not magic, it's a skill. Get this book and learn the skill from the brothers who have taught it to more people—f rom nurses to bankers to teachers to computer scientists—than anyone else.”
Chip Heath, author of Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive
“A cross between Steve Jobs' commencement speech on creativity and a modern-day What Color is your Parachute?, the Kelley brothers offer simple but effective tools for the "I'm not creative" set—business leaders and professionals seeking the confidence to innovate.”
John Maeda, President & CEO, Rhode Island School of Design
“In hospitality – like in all industries – creativity is the life blood of engaging employees and guests (customers) and it is the capacity that allows you to strengthen your brand with every interaction. This book can help you engage powerfully with employees and customers and keep your brand relevant through changing times.”
Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
“I have long marveled at the Kelley brothers’ ability to innovate in seemingly impenetrable fields (like health care). Now they’ve unfettered that power in all of us, sharing the tools and inspiring the confidence we need to find the very best solutions to complex problems we face at work—and in our personal lives.”
Gary L. Gottlieb, M.D., President and CEO, Partners HealthCare System
“David and Tom have written an incredibly insightful book that challenges us all have the courage to break out of our ruts, innovate, and create.”
Tim Koogle, former President & CEO, Yahoo
“Developing both the courage and confidence to create and the ability to cultivate original insight is of enormous practical importance, and this new book is the first place I send people to learn how it is done.”
Richard Miller, President, Olin College
“David and Tom Kelley show us how to effortlessly dance between the creativity of elementary school and the pragmatism of the business world.”
Joe Gebbia, Co-founder, Airbnb
About the Author
TOM KELLEY is a partner at IDEO, and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation and The Ten Faces of Innovation.
DAVID KELLEY is the founder of IDEO, one of the world's leading innovation and design firms, as well as the creator of the d.school at Stanford University.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
Showing 1-8 of 47 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I have read Tom Kelly's "The Art of Innovation" and comparing both books, I find this one much easier to grasp, although there are many common examples between both the books. This book is full of quirks and quotes and illustrations on design thinking, including one that teaches how to draw stick-figures. The whole book is a series of ideas and examples of people who applied design thinking in their life, ranging from Steve Job to academicians or people working at IDEO.
One of the best things this book teaches, is to apply empathy to any given problem. And what better way than to empathize with the problem we've all faced through life - forgetting we're all creative! If you think you're not one of those 'creative types', give it a try, this book will prove you wrong.
Binding and paper quality: Though I don't think the paper quality is to be considered good, I'm almost afraid I'll leave marks or tear if I use a pointed pencil to mark things on it. When I buy books in hard copies, I intend to keep them for life, and I shouldn't be worrying about paper quality, especially in design books. I'm not sure if the pages and illustrations on it are yellowed and fuzzy intentionally or my copy is a very old one. Binding is alright, no issues.The MRP of the book is Rs.350 and I got it for an amazing deal of Rs. 194. I think it is more than worth it.
The author runs a creative school and its teaching is inscribed in this book. Step by step guide to find or identify, enhance and apply the creativity. It helps me in giving a new perspective of creativity.
Never think yourself less of creativity and if you think so then read this book and unleash within yourself. A must read!!
Was able to instantly connect to my work, would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to add a new dimension to their thought process. Language is simple to understand and ample of examples are provided to make you understand the concepts.
All in all a well written book to expedite your creative journey.
Thanks to amazon for providing a excellent customer experience.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?