Recommended Books

The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm, Tom Kelley, Jonathan Littman


The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO’s Strategies for Beating the Devil’s Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization, Tom Kelley and Jonathan Littman


The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, Clayton Christensen 


ThinkerToys:  A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques, Michael Michalko


Mindmapping: Your Personal Guide to Exploring Creativity and Problem-Solving, Joyce Wycoff


The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, Eric Weiner


The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron


Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity, Julia Cameron


The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Steven Pressfield


The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Walter Isaacson


Leaders Lab: 66 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skill, Strategy, and Style, Jane Moyer


Lateral Thinking: Creativity step by step, Edward de Bono


The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander


Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner’s Guide to the Mind, James J. Mapes 


Organizing for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Styles for Conquering Clutter, Mastering Time, and Reaching Your Goals, Dorothy Lehmkuhl and Dolores Cotter Lamping 


The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation, Frans Johannson 


Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant 


Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers, Geoffrey A. Moore 


Why Didn’t I Think of That: 101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying, Anthony Rubino, Jr. 


Zero to One:  Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, Peter Thiel 


Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days, Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz 


Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People, Robert S. Root-Bernstein and Michele M. Root-Bernstein


IdeaStormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs, Bryan W. Mattimore 


Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas, James L. Adams 


Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Chip Heath & Dan Heath