Creativity: Unconventional Wisdom from 20 Accomplished Minds

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

byHerbert M. Meyers, Richard Gerstman

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This fascinating book is about creativity in business and management. The authors have interviewed well know creative people in a number of fields to identify how creative methods work, including the drivers and influences upon creativity, creative inspiration, creative problem solving and creative influences. Their analysis shows that while there are common themese and methods, creativity will also solve problems with uncommon results and deliver the unexpected. This book will be of interest to anybody trying to better understand creativity.

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This fascinating book is about creativity in business and management. The authors have interviewed well know creative people in a number of fields to identify how creative methods work, including the drivers and influences upon creativity, creative inspiration, creative problem solving and creative influences. Their analysis shows that...

Herbert Meyers is the retired founding managing partner of Gerstman+Meyers (now Interbrand) a leading brand identity and design consultancy servicing Fortune 500 clients. As president of Global Design Network (GDN), a Gerstman+Meyers subsidiary, the company serviced corporate clients worldwide. Herbert Meyers previously co-authored Th...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.62 × 6.33 × 0.86 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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  “Too many families and schools discourage creativity. I left home because I was determined to do what I wanted to do.”       ------- Edward Albee, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright “It’s my belief that an artist should give people new glasses and a new cubistic approach to looking at themselves.”       ---------- Julie Taymor, Theater and Film Director “I’m always trying to do things that no one has ever seen before.”       ---------- James Rosenquist, Artist “I think to be creative you have to resist taking the easy path.       --------- Daniel Libeskind, Architect “If you think “I want to be famous,” or “I want to make a lot of money,” my sense is that you don’t go into most creative jobs.”       -------- David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-wiining author “The motivation for creativity is most often the need to express your ideas to other people.”       -------- Spike Lee, Film Director “We knew we had something so huge that Steve (Jobs) and I couldn’t do it by ourselves.”       -------- Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer “I have always felt that, for me, creativity was really using excess energy.”        -------- Dale Chihuly, Renowned Glass Sculptor “People get enraged at me because they think women should not write about the things I write about, because the things that I write about, in some way, break with their notion of what a woman should be.”       --------- Erica Jong, Best-selling Author “There’s a conflict between professionalism that calls for minimizing risk, while creativity encourages risk.”       ---------- Milton Glaser, Designer 

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Introduction

Edward Albee, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright

Chris Bangle, BMW Head Stylist

Dale Chihuly, Renowned Glass Sculptor

Chuck Close, Artist

Milton Glaser, Designer

Ilana Goor, Israeli Sculptor

David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Marvin Hamlisch, Oscar-winning Composer

Roland Heiler, Director of Porsche Design

Ken Heyman, Photographer

Steven Holl, International Architect

Erica Jong, Best-selling Author

Spike Lee, Film Director

Daniel Libeskind, Architect

Nandan Nilekani, CEO, Infosys, India

Karim Rashid, International Designer

James Rosenquist, Artist

Julie Taymor, Theater and Film Director

Paul Thompson, Smithsonian/Cooper-Hewitt Director

Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer

Conclusions

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“Too many families and schools discourage creativity. I left home because I was determined to do what I wanted to do.”- Edward Albee, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright “It’s my belief that an artist should give people new glasses and a new cubistic approach to looking at themselves."-Julie Taymor, Theater and Film Director “I’m always trying to do things that no one has ever seen before.”- James Rosenquist, Artist “I think to be creative you have to resist taking the easy path."- Daniel Libeskind, Architect “If you think “I want to be famous,” or “I want to make a lot of money,” my sense is that you don’t go into most creative jobs.”- David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-wiining author “The motivation for creativity is most often the need to express your ideas to other people.”- Spike Lee, Film Director “We knew we had something so huge that Steve (Jobs) and I couldn’t do it by ourselves.”- Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer “I have always felt that, for me, creativity was really using excess energy.”- Dale Chihuly, Renowned Glass Sculptor “People get enraged at me because they think women should not write about the things I write about, because the things that I write about, in some way, break with their notion of what a woman should be.”- Erica Jong, Best-selling Author“There’s a conflict between professionalism that calls for minimizing risk, while creativity encourages risk.”- Milton Glaser, Designer