Books to inspire creativity and innovation in business

A Listmania! list by Shazz Mack "Shazz" (Calgary, Canada)
 
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
1.  Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The list author says:
  "Changed my understanding of creativity and my life"
Used & New from: CDN$ 3.36
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
2.  Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The list author says:
  "Will help you to realize that "down time" is essential to a creative brain"
CDN$ 14.43   Used & New from: CDN$ 8.69
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Peripheral Visions
3.  Peripheral Visions by Mary Bateson
The list author says:
  "Any of Bateson's books expand your mind and creative reach"
CDN$ 13.87   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
4.  Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath
The list author says:
  "Sometimes emotion trumps logic and leads to change and innovation"
CDN$ 20.06
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
5.  Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
The list author says:
  "Whether you're in R&D or Marketing ... stop ignoring data to help drive decisions & learn what really motivates people"
CDN$ 21.00   Used & New from: CDN$ 16.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
6.  Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
The list author says:
  "Great to get out of tunnel vision to think in a systems-driven way"
Used & New from: CDN$ 1.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Lateral Thinking
7.  Lateral Thinking by Bono De
The list author says:
  "The master of practical techniques for lateral and creative thinking"
Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Thinkpak: A Brainstorming Card Deck
8.  Thinkpak: A Brainstorming Card Deck by Michael Michalko
The list author says:
  "Book and card to nudge you and your team into creativity through brainstorming"
CDN$ 13.71   Used & New from: CDN$ 9.42
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

IDEO Method Cards: 51 Ways to Inspire Design
9.  IDEO Method Cards: 51 Ways to Inspire Design 
The list author says:
  "From the design gurus, more cards to get you "design thinking""
Used & New from: CDN$ 95.87

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Change By Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
10.  Change By Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown
The list author says:
  "Pokes you to look outside your own thoughts and walls for ideas"
CDN$ 23.19   Used & New from: CDN$ 15.03
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
11.  Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins
The list author says:
  "A step-by-step guide to help a team of right and left-brain thinkers come togther and sustain a world-class organization"
CDN$ 17.57   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.61
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (315 customer reviews)

Brand Leadership: Building Assets In an Information Economy
12.  Brand Leadership: Building Assets In an Information Economy by David A. Aaker
The list author says:
  "Aaker et al. give you a helpful crash course in ways to structure brand systems"
Used & New from: CDN$ 0.05
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Drawing on the Artist Within
13.  Drawing on the Artist Within by Betty Edwards
The list author says:
  "Edwards explained the creative brain processes to use almost 25 years ago - still a classic"
CDN$ 15.16   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.39
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
14.  The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp
The list author says:
  "How everyone can build a creative life - advice from a game-changing artist"
CDN$ 14.44   Used & New from: CDN$ 7.63
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Design Your Self: Rethinking the Way You Live, Love, Work, and Play
15.  Design Your Self: Rethinking the Way You Live, Love, Work, and Play by Karim Rashid
The list author says:
  "Rashid loves a clean and clutter free life to open up space for creative design and thinking"
CDN$ 20.05   Used & New from: CDN$ 2.69
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Shazz Mack "Shazz" (Calgary, Canada)
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Last updated: 12/09/10
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