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Looking for a good read to up your game? Check out our fave titles complete with nifty little 6 word reviews.

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Group Genius

By Keith Sawyer

"Creativity as a thrilling team sport."

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A Whole New Mind

By Daniel Pink

"Can the right brain be right?"

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What's Your Organizational CQ?

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A More Beautiful Question

By Warren Berger

"Ask, answer, think, create, solve, succeed."

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Next ideation session, pretend you’re a cartoon character. Assume their persona and any super powers and contribute all ideas from their perspective. What happens when you stop thinking like yourself?

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Ingenius

By Tina Seelig

"A crash course on creative thinking."

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Answer: There is no use of the letter “e” anywhere in this paragraph. Always try to look beyond the obvious when solving problems. What may feel like the ‘usual’ to you, could be the actual cause of the problem.

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The Brain Fog Fix

By Mike Dow

"Understanding brain chemistry changes your mind."

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Zig Zag

By Keith Sawyer

"Think gorgeous jazz for the brain."

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Not Quite What I was Planning

By Smith Magazine

"6 word memoirs can reveal lives."

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How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours

By Tansel Ali

"Don't just read, retain and slay!"

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Creative Confidence

By David Kelley

"Creativity lives, and believes, in everyone."

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Substitute something
Combine it with something
Adapt something to it
Modify or Magnify it
Put it to other use
Eliminate something
Reverse or Rearrange

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Top 10 Reasons Why Creativity is Essential to Business Success

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How many words did it take for things to get interesting? When ideating, quantity will lead to quality as the first 50 are based on things you’ve already seen. So go big or go home.

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