Must Read Books For Creative Thinkers

Read through the list of must read books below to strengthen and develop your creative thinking skills. Reading is a simple tool mastered by all idea-men. Reading continuously replenishes the pools of creativity and can supply an endless source of new ideas.

Must Read Books for Creativity

Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind: It forces you to stretch your own."  - Charles Scribner, Jr.

If you want to become an idea-man then reading must become a daily habit. You must immerse yourself into the mind's of the world's leading thinkers, read about totally diverse fields, and learn to associate your problems and challenges with the totally random objects that you read about. Learn to make the connections. Join a book club or start an executive reading program of your own.

Must Read Books For Creative Thinkers

1.    The Innovators DNA, Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, Clayton M Christensen, ISBN 9781422134818, 2011, Harvard Business School Publishing

2.    Read & Grow Rich, Burke Hedges, ISBN 1891279009, 1999, Burke Hedges & Steve Price

3.    Think Like Da Vinci, Michael J Gelb, ISBN 9780007323821, Harper Collins, 2009

4.    Contagious, Jonah Berger, ISBN 9781471111693, Simon & Schuster, 2013

5.    Imagine, Jonah Lehrer, ISBN 9781847677877, Canongate, 2012

6.    Brainstorming, Charles Clark, ISBN 9780879804238,1958

7.    Lateral Thinking, Edward de Bono, ISBN 9780141033082, Penguin, 1970

8.    Made to Stick, Chip & Dan Heath, ISBN 9780099505693, Arrow Books, 2007

9.    Click, Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman, ISBN 9780753539392, Virgin, 2010

10. Make It Happen, Kathryn M. Redway, ISBN 0749923881, Judy Piatkus, 2003

11. Develop Your Creative Skills, Time Life Books, ISBN 0705416305, Dorling Kindersley, 1993

12. The Right-Brain Experience, Marilee Zdenek, ISBN 0552126233, Transworld Publishers, 1983

13. Creative Problem Solving, Drikus Kriek, ISBN 9781919880167, Mindmuzik Media, 2007

14. Creative Thinkering, Michael Michalko, ISBN 9781608680245, New World Library, 2011

15. Innovate Like Edison, Michael J. Gelb & Sarah Miller Caldicott,ISBN 9780452289826, Penguin, 2007

16. Curious, Ian Leslie, ISBN 9781782064956, Quercus, 2014

17. Thinkertoys, Michael Michalko, ISBN 0898154081, Ten Speed Press, 1991

18. The Big Moo, Seth Godin, ISBN 0718149475, 2005

19. The Art of Thinking Clearly, Rolf Dobelli, ISBN 9781444759563, Sceptre, 2013

20. Brain Boosters for Business Advantage, Arthur B. VanGundy, ISBN 0893842672, Pfeiffer & Company, 1995

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