5 Books to Read for Innovative and Creative Inspiration

It's so easy to get caught up in the every day of running a business that you forget to take the time to invest in yourself. Check out the following books that will help fill you with the inspiration to keep on being innovative and creative! 

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Creative Confidence

 

Tom & David Kelley

It’s easy to think that we’re not creative if we’re not artistically inclined, but this book is here to prove ourselves wrong. Anyone can be creative by using the steps outlined in Tom and David Kelley’s book, Creative Confidence. Through inspiring stories from their work at IDEO and with many of the world’s top companies and design firms, they identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work and personal lives. (Google Books)

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Big Magic

 

Elizabeth Gilbert

By sharing stories from her own life, as well as those from her friends and the people that have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear. Whether you long to write a book, create art, cope with challenges at work, embark on a long-held dream, or simply to make your everyday life more vivid and rewarding, this book will take you on a journey of exploration. (Google Books)

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Hacking Innovation

 

Josh Linkner

What if hacking approaches could be redirected for productive means? Hacking Innovation provides a new framework for innovation, reinvention, and transformation through five core mindsets and ten primary tactics of hackers. These fresh approaches enable leaders at all levels to topple their competition with stunning efficiency. (Amazon)

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The Creative Curve

 

Allen Gannett

A great idea isn’t a sudden light-bulb moment. It’s taking something familiar and making it feel new. Allen Gannett’s book reveals the four laws of creativity that are proven to work. Packed with stories and insights, this book will help you spend less time on ideas destined to fail and more time on ideas that really break out. (Google Books)

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The Accidental Creative

 

Todd Henry

Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm by focusing on five key elements: focus, relationships, energy, stimuli, and hours. (Google Books)