Creative Superpowers: Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity

Creative Superpowers: Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity

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'Every business leader should read it immediately' Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method

'A book that made my brain fizz' Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA, Twitter

We are about to enter an Age of Creativity that requires a new set of skills. This book introduces you to four creative superpowers that will help solve your biggest business problems and open up fresh opportunities, namely the powers of:

  • Hacking – learn how becoming a hacker will help you tackle problems in different ways.
  • Making – learn how getting your hands dirty and making things stimulates new parts of the brain as well as creating happy accidents.
  • Teaching – learn how teaching yourself and others consolidates experience in a fast-paced world.
  • Thieving – learn how looking to what already exists helps you solve your problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783525546
Publisher: Unbound
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 795 KB

About the Author

Co-edited by Mark Earls (Herdmeister at Herd Consultancy and author of Herd and Copy, Copy, Copy), Laura Jordan Bambach (Chief Creative Officer at Mr President & Co-founder of SheSays), Daniele Fiandaca (Co-founder of Utopia & Token Man) and Scott Morrison (Founder & bringer of the Boom!).

Table of Contents

Introduction Daniele Fiandaca, Co-founder of Utopia & Creative Social ix

Maker: Introduction Laura Jordan Bambach, Creative Partner, Mr President 3

What Makes for Great Making? Morihiro Harano 13

Maker Culture in South Africa Kerry Friend 27

Shared Noises Lucas Abela 41

How Making Maketh the Creative Lizi Hamer 53

Hacker: Introduction Daniele Fiandaca, Co-Founder of Utopia & Creative Social 67

Using Hacking to Build Better Business Annicken R. Day 77

Have You Had Your Brain Hacked Recently? Hugh Garry 91

How Hacking Helped Build One of the World's Largest Economies Ravi Deshpande 101

Teacher: Introduction Scott Morrison, Founder of the Boom! 113

Doing-by-Learning David Erixon 125

Street Wisdom: Answers Are Everywhere David Pearl 135

Learning in Reverse Nadya Powell 145

Thief: Introduction Mark Earls, Founder of Herd Consulting 159

Copy Good, Copy Bad, Copy Smarter? Are Architects Finally Learning to Copy Intelligently After 2,000 Years of Practice? Alistair Barr 169

Hats and Happiness. Mark Earls interviews Justin Smith Esq 177

Same Same But Different: How Abstraction Is the Key to Creativity Fans Yakob Rosie Yakob 185

Exercises 203

Thanks 220

Author biographies 223

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