Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

Creative Confidence Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All IDEO founder and Stanford dhool creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation have written a powerful and compelling book on un

  • Title: Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
  • Author: Tom Kelley David Kelley
  • ISBN: 9780385349369
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover
  • IDEO founder and Stanford dhool creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the creativeIDEO founder and Stanford dhool creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the creative types But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative In an incredibly entertaining and inspiring narrative that draws on countless stories from their work at IDEO, the Stanford dhool, and with many of the world s top companies, David and Tom Kelley identify the principles and strategies that will allow us to tap into our creative potential in our work lives, and in our personal lives, and allow us to innovate in terms of how we approach and solve problems It is a book that will help each of us be productive and successful in our lives and in our careers.

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      Thomas Kelley runs the marketing side of the hugely successful industrial product design firm IDEO His brother, David, started the company in 1977 in Palo Alto, CA One of his earliest projects was designing the first mouse for Steve Jobs at Apple Computers.

    730 thoughts on “Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All”

    1. It’s true. All kids are creative, but we are very specific about which adults we label as ‘creative’. It got me thinking and I realized there’s hardly any escaping: As a child, you’re told to “go, and have fun”, you’re encouraged to explore, to fail, to get better, to try again, and again and again. The bumps and bruises aren’t a bad thing, they’re your badge of honour: you’ve tried, you’ve persevered. And then you hit a certain more adult age and you’re told “to be c [...]


    2. A bit of a disappointment, as much because of my expectations as the book itself. I was hoping "unleashing the creative potential within all of us" would have a lot more application to education than business but it was rather relentlessly corporate in its viewpoint. So in that respect it has a lot of case studies where this CEO and that company employee prove that thinking outside of the rhombus pays off.Much of the material is familiar. Be open-minded. Be willing to take chances. Carry paper f [...]


    3. I liked this book! How could I not, it's exactly my kind of thing - design, education, problem-solving, creativity. That sums up some of my favorite topics pretty neatly. I am between rating the book a 3 and a 4, because it was indeed inspiring and thought-provokingbut I just have a particular idea of how perfect the book SHOULD be, and it isn't quite.To give props where they are due - there are lots of great stories in this book. IDEO success stories, D-School success stories, IDEO-influenced s [...]


    4. “Creative confidence” is the difference between daily office spine bender and big league creative inventors - that is thesis of this simple, structured book. No unexpected findings, a few stories and a handful of excersises, it does exactly what it says on the cover. Good as a reminder of important points, quite average as a fresh outlook generator.A few random takeaways:-When teaching creativity, Tina Seelig asks her students to write "Failure-resume" that highlights their biggest fuck-ups [...]


    5. هناك حتما أشخاص أكثر إبداعا من أشخاص آخرينلكن هذا لا يعني أن الإبداع حكرا على مجموعة فقط من البشروهناك أدوات وطرق تساعد على التفكير الإبداعيتحدث الكتاب بتفصيل عن ذلك، وعن أمثلة لأشخاص وشركات تمكنت من الإبداع في باستخدام الأدوات المناسبةالمؤلفان هما مؤسسي شركة IDEOالمعروفة ب [...]



    6. The book starts off on a great note emphasising how everyone can channelise their creativity in a productive manner. It also gives some guidelines and examples of how design thinking created some great solutions that are interesting to read. The only one downer was that most of these examples were from the Stanford dhool programme, which started the making the book seem too focused on the achievements of one institution than the process as a whole.


    7. A book is good when it is well written and offers insight. But a book is amazing when it can actually make a difference to your life, to who you are as an individual. I would put this book in the latter category. I picked it up to get some background on a design thinking role I was hoping to apply for. Amidst these job applications, it's easy for anyone to feel jaded. I was in fact quite morose and skeptical of the value my higher education has created in my life. But the more I read this book, [...]


    8. I loved this book. Although, in full disclosure, perhaps it was the context in which I read it. First, I am embarking on a year of self-discovery/action (i.e. rather than always thinking "I wish I could " or "I would like to ," I'm acting on those things). Second, I'm currently engrossed in a year-long leadership development program for work in which innovation is at the core. Nonetheless, this is a fantastic primer on the concept of design thinking and nurturing your creative self. Everyone is [...]


    9. Nice birthday read.I've always liked IDEO's processes and philosophies when engaging below surface level with them, but "design thinking" just *sounds* like bullshit. Design is the creative process of commercial entities, mainly. Thinking here is a mental posture. Design + Thinking just didn't seem to be more than the sum of its parts, the parts being two lackluster words. Tom and David Kelley would be the first to tell you that names matter, and so by their own standards the whole enterprise se [...]


    10. Totally bordering on self-help. Got really annoying after the fifth chapter. At one point, felt like throwing it away but kindle!! Became preachy and started feeling like a long advertisement for IDEO and dhool. The practical activities suggested came as a relief in the seventh chapter. So I mostly skimmed through chapter 8 and 6(to be fair it's more relevant if you are in a leadership position in an organisation) , but then for people who claim to focus on human-empathy, I don't see how they fa [...]


    11. The Kelley brothers inspired and convinced me of our universal creativity. There aren't "creative" types and everybody else. Creativity requires two things: an ability to solve a problem in a new or unconventional way, and an ability to empathize. This is Design Thinking. All problem solving should be human-centered and driven by empathy for the end user, whatever the product or service may be. Regardless of our educational background, professional choices, or college major, we should and can de [...]


    12. David Kelley, who co-wrote 'Creative Confidence' with his brother Tom, had worked with, and was a close friend of the late Steve Jobs. In the book, we learn that, "Steve had a deep sense of creative confidence. He believed -- he knew -- that you can achieve audacious goals if you have the courage and perseverance to pursue them."The intention of the book is to dispel the notion that only some of us were born with creativity in our genes, when in fact, we all have the ability to be creative, desp [...]


    13. Whilst there is a lot of material in here, this is essentially an advertising brochure for the two authors' company IDEO and dhool. A large number of examples come from former students or co-workers and whilst interesting this does not really seem as authoritative. The main benefit of this book lies in the number of practical exercises to help people in the various stages of the creative process but, again, very little was original and most thoughts can be found in most blogs on this subject.Som [...]


    14. David and Tom Kelley, as part of the design firm Ideo, believe in the importance of bringing creativity to business. Their enthusiastic passion for the process of creativity and design shows through in Creative Confidence, a book in which they explore what it takes to bring out and nurture creativity in business. This book offers an exploration of the activities and concepts that have helped guide them in their own business, as well as activities that can help guide you in your own company. The [...]


    15. This book was highly inter-active.I found myself reflecting a lot about how I see problems and the opportunities it presents and immediately saw how powerful a different attitude to such processes could be. In addition, Creative Confidence brings tools that illustrates it's central premise of innovation very well, ultimately helping us on in applying the insights in our unique situations.My wife has seen me reading this book really slowly, and out of curiosity she's asked to read it. I look forw [...]


    16. I'm lucky enough to have parents who let me be me - even if that meant drawing all over my books as a kid - and I never doubted I was creative. I even did a stint in art school. But I've met so many people who "can't draw" or who are "totally left-brain" or whatever. And that's never true. We all create! We can all draw and think outside the box and push the boundaries. And being creative doesn't mean being a graphic designer. It means not stopping at the first possible solution, and not being a [...]


    17. Let's put it this way: this book has far more highlighted passages in my Kindle than any other book I've read! I found it to be a good combo of inspiring and practical. The authors did a great job of making creative thinking accessible for everyone. They include plenty of research and real-world examples that help give their ideas context. I love the focus on taking action -- rather than pondering what might be, they advocate jumping in and starting. And it's through the process of iterating tha [...]



    18. I hate to say anything negative about this book. It came out of a passion project of two brothers, after all! Saying something bad about it feels akin to kicking puppies.I'll say this: if you are just starting out in design, and haven't (yet) read many design books, then this book will probably be very useful. It will probably catch you up and present many useful ideas and introduce you to design thinking.But as a fanboy of design books, the first half of the book felt shockingly underwhelming a [...]


    19. Got this for Christmast since I'm entering a creative field. So? It's super business oriented, and targets 'non-creatives' and I'm sure it's quite useful for them. There are 5 or so success stories from people whose creativity and nimbleness allowed them to solve problems without the dreaded meetings about meetings, and who were liberated by the thought that they might be creative.The authors insist that everyone is creative. I have to agree with them, and add that it's kicked out of most people [...]


    20. Este libro es una joya, especialmente para aquellos que necesitamos a veces una llamada de atención que nos recuerde que somos capaces, que podemos lograr aquello que soñamos.Si tienes un trabajo creativo o necesitas darle un toque de pimienta a cualquier proyecto personal o profesional, este libro te ayudará sin duda a sacar el lado más creativo que todos llevamos dentro.Es emotivo, es brillante, es sencillo y nos animo a todos a buscar, dejar de poner excusas y sacar lo mejor de nosotros m [...]


    21. Due to my curiosity about IDEO, I wanted to see what this book was all about. It's definitely a business/corporate action book, and what was interesting to me was to hear how IDEO evolved and how they problem solve. I didn't find anything especially new - advice like "always write down your ideas," but there were still takeaways for me some about user testing, some about getting people to draw (as opposed to write) their ideas regardless of inner expectations.



    22. book 7/100from Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset to Kodak's Bankruptcy. I guess the authors have read same books as Babeh


    23. The most useful stuff comes in about 50 pages from the end. The first 2/3 of the book could be useful for convincing C-suite execs to be more creative and/or help individuals with empathy.


    24. Усе життя… Гаразд не все, але значну його частину, я вважала себе зовсім не творчою. Я звикла до рівняння: творчість = мистецтво. А от брати Том і Девід Келлі у своїй книжці «Творча впевненість» називають це «міфом про творчість». Вони переконують, що творчий потенціал є у ко [...]


    25. I love IDEO so I assumed I would love this book. Unfortunately, it just reads like an advertisement for corporate executives to attend dhool or hire IDEO consultants. After the 12th story of yet another executive who has a creative breakthrough, I realized I still hadn't gained any new, practical ideas for unleashing my the creative potential (other than one from another book), I decided to put it down. If anyone else had the same experience and is looking for other books on creativity, I can re [...]


    26. I guess if you need a kick in the pants to get creative in your professional life this book would be a good place to start. For me it was assigned reading for a community board that I serve on and if I hadn't been assigned to read the thing I'm not sure I'd have gone further than the first chapter or two. It wasn't a particularly long read and there wasn't anything offensive in it. It's just that I'm not sure I needed the boost to think of myself as creative. Nor did I really want a primer on de [...]


    27. A good book to start with if you are interested in spicing up your approach to problems, at work or personally. There is a general set of ideas that may be familiar if you have read or taken courses on design thinking (prototype cheap, early, and often; don't get too attached to any idea; don't poopoo things during idea generation phases; welcome the opportunity to fail so as to learn; etc. ) or expanding your horizons. Most of the practical exercises are in a later chapter, as an easy reference [...]


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