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Crafting and Creativity

Bring 'your inner child' back into your work, encouraging new ideas and approaches for your projects.

Videos
 

Ken Robinson - Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

John Cleese - Creativity

Entertaining and funny talk that argues that creativity is a mode of operating and not a talent. Cleese looks at the conditions for making it a way of operating.

David Kelley - How to Build Your Creative Confidence

Is your school or workplace divided into 'creatives' versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create...

Elizabeth Gilbert - Your Elusive Creative Genius

Elizabeth muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.

Books
 

Out of Our Minds - Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored . . . especially in our educational systems (from review by John Cleese).

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie

The most famous confidence-boosting book ever published; with sales of over 16 million copies worldwide

 

Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In How to Win Friends and Influence People, he offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.

Lateral Thinking - Edward de Bono

The classic work about improving creativity from world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono. Through a series of special techniques, in groups or working alone, Edward de Bono shows how to stimulate the mind in new and exciting ways.

 
Articles & Blogs

The Creativity Post

A non-profit web platform committed to sharing the very best content on creativity

Cogntitive Benefit of Crafting

Newspaper article that reports on researchers who found that taking part in art stimulates the mind as well as developing motor skills

Creativity at Work

Free resources and blog on creativity