Lists of Creativity Books

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Books on creativity

Richard Lawler’s list of 40 creativity books

What would you add to Richard Lawler’s (Innovation Demystified)’s list?


Please send your list of favorites and I will post a link to your website and add your books to the growing global list of books.

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Look at this growing list that will download when you click on the LINK.


of over 200 books on creativity

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See list below photo from my personal library of creativity books.


Here is another list of books that may spark your creativity.
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Several times I have asked the same question.
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Which books have or still spark your creativity the most?

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I have found that the occupation of the people I ask impacts which books they would add to their list of favorites for sparking their creativity.


Below is a GROWING list of books about creativity, creative thinking and creative problem solving.
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My personal / professional library of books about creativity and creativity books.

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This list is not complete….I am too lazy to write them all down…ha ha.  It took me many hours just to organize a portion of them on the same wall of shelves in my library.


10 Faces of Innovation by Tom Brown
10 Rules for Strategic Innovators and The Other Side of Innovation by Vijay Govingarajan and Chris Trimble
101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques: The Handbook of New Ideas for Business by James M. Higgins
108 Ways to Get a Bright Idea and Increase Your Creative Potential [Hardcover] Arthur B. Van Gundy
40 Principles. Triz Keys to Tecnical Innovation – by Genrich Altshuller
A Hidden Connections (by Fritjof Capra),
A new approach to idea generation:
A smile in the Mind, Witty Thinking in Graphic design – Beryl McAlhone & David Stuart
A whack on the side of the head by Roger von Oech
A WHOLE NEW MIND: why right brainers are going to take over the world by Daniel Pink
Alex Osborn: APPLIED IMAGINATION, YOUR CREATIVE POWER, Unlocking Your Creative Power: How to Use Your Imagination to Brighten Life, to Get Ahead; Wake up your mind; 101 ways to develop creativeness; How to become more creative; 101 rewarding ways to develop your potential talent
And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared: TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving by Genrich Altshuller,
Arthur Koestler: THE ACT OF CREATION
Blink & Outliers (by Malcolm Gladwell)
Blue Ocean Strategy W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Borrowing brilliance, by David Kord Murray
Brain Boosters for Business Advantage: Ticklers, Grab Bags, Blue Skies, and Other Bionic Ideas by Arthur B. VanGundy
Broken Crayons by Dr Robert Alan Black
Caffeine for the Creative Mind
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Corporate Creativity and Lifelong Creativity by Pradeep Khandwalla
Cracking Creativity by Michael Michalco
Creating by Robert Fritz
Creative Code, Thames and Hudson, 2004
CREATIVE THINKERING, by Michael Michalko
Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Creativity in Business by Ray and Myers
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention” by Csikszentmihalyi
Future Minds by Richard Watson
Good to Great by Jim Collins.
growing up creative” by amabile
Heward/ Bacon: The Spark
How to Be Creative’ by Hugh McCloed
How to have kick ass ideas by Chris Barez Brown
How to think like Leonardo Da Vinci (by Michael J. Gelb).
Idea Power: Techniques and Resources to Unleash the Creativity in Your Organization by Arthur B. VanGundy
Idea Selling
Idea Spotting
In Search of Satori by E. Paul Torrance
Innovation demystified Richard lawler see
It’s Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
Jack’s Notebook – Gregg Fraley
Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity by John Kao
Jumping The S-curve by Paul Nune and Tim Breene
Lateral Thinking , Serious Creativity and Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
Magic of Your Mind by Sidney Jay Parnes republished due to problem with original publisher as OPTIMIZE the Magic of Your Mind
Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation by Frans Johansson
Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon Mackenzie
Radical Careering by Sally Hogshead.
Sticky wisdom – How to start a creative revolution at work, published by ?Whatif!
Tesla – A Man out of Time by Margaret Cheney
The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley
THE ART OF INNOVATION, Dimis Michaelides
The art of looking sideways, Alan Fletcher’s
The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron
THE ARTISTS WAY AT WORK by mark Bryan and Julia Cameron.
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (Inner Workbook) Fascinate by Sally Hogshead is great.
The Black Swan – The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Talib
The Courage to Create by Rollo May
The creative brain by Ned Herrman
the Creative Call by Janice Elseheimer,
The Creative Economy – John Howkins
The Double Helix – A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.
The Idea Machine – Nadja Schnetzler
The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo.
The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution by Clayton Christensen
The Innovator’s DNA by Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen
The Laws of Simplicity, MIT Press, 2006.
The Shibumi Strategy, Matthew May
The spark” by Heward/ Bacon
The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage
Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko
Thinking Differently – Javy Galindo
Weird ideas that work, byRobert I. Sutton
Where good Ideas come from
Winning through innovation Michael L Tushman and Charles A O’Reilly
Wujec/ Muscat: Return on imagination
Zing! (focused on his specific creative thinking process) – Sam Harrison