The Creative Habit

The Creative Habit
Author: Twyla Tharp
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-03-24
ISBN 10: 1439106568
ISBN 13: 9781439106563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Habit Book Review:

One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird. All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. In "Where's Your Pencil?" Tharp reminds you to observe the world -- and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos," she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In "Do a Verb," she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In "Build a Bridge to the Next Day," she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight. Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin...

The Creative Habit

The Creative Habit
Author: Twyla Tharp,Mark Reiter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0743235274
ISBN 13: 9780743235273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Habit Book Review:

A guide to unlocking creative potential provides exercises, anecdotes, and advice for evaluating one's creative history, finding creative stimulation through activity, and making time for creative change.

The Creative Habit

The Creative Habit
Author: Twyla Tharp,Mark Reiter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2003-10-07
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015058151179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Habit Book Review:

A guide to unlocking creative potential provides exercises, anecdotes, and advice for evaluating one's creative history, finding creative stimulation through activity, and making time for creative change.

Keep It Moving

Keep It Moving
Author: Twyla Tharp
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN 10: 1982101318
ISBN 13: 9781982101312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keep It Moving Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the world’s legendary artists and bestselling author of The Creative Habit shares her secrets—from insight to action—for harnessing vitality, finding purpose as you age, and expanding one’s possibilities over the course of a lifetime in her newest New York Times bestseller Keep It Moving. At seventy-eight, Twyla Tharp is revered not only for the dances she makes—but for her astounding regime of exercise and nonstop engagement. She is famed for religiously hitting the gym each morning at daybreak, and utilizing that energy to propel her breakneck schedule as a teacher, writer, creator, and lecturer. This book grew out of the question she was asked most frequently: “How do you keep working?” Keep It Moving is a series of no-nonsense mediations on how to live with purpose as time passes. From the details of how she stays motivated to the stages of her evolving fitness routine, Tharp models how fulfillment depends not on fortune—but on attitude, possible for anyone willing to try and keep trying. Culling anecdotes from Twyla’s life and the lives of other luminaries, each chapter is accompanied by a small exercise that will help anyone develop a more hopeful and energetic approach to the everyday. Twyla will tell you what the beauty-fitness-wellness industry won’t: chasing youth is a losing proposition. Instead, Keep It Moving focuses you on what’s here and where you’re going—the book for anyone who wishes to maintain their prime for life.

Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals
Author: Mason Currey
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0307273601
ISBN 13: 9780307273604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Rituals Book Review:

From Beethoven and Kafka to George Sand, Picasso and Agatha Christie, this compilation of letters, diaries and interviews reveals the profound fusion of discipline and dissipation through which the artistic temperament is allowed to evolve, recharge and emerge. 20,000 first printing.

The Seep

The Seep
Author: Chana Porter
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 1641290870
ISBN 13: 9781641290876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seep Book Review:

“A unique alien invasion story that focuses on the human and the myriad ways we see and don’t see our own world. Mesmerizing.” —Jeff VanderMeer A blend of searing social commentary and speculative fiction, Chana Porter’s fresh, pointed debut explores a strange new world in the wake of a benign alien invasion. Trina FastHorse Goldberg-Oneka is a fifty-year-old trans woman whose life is irreversibly altered in the wake of a gentle—but nonetheless world-changing—invasion by an alien entity called The Seep. Through The Seep, everything is connected. Capitalism falls, hierarchies and barriers are broken down; if something can be imagined, it is possible. Trina and her wife, Deeba, live blissfully under The Seep’s utopian influence—until Deeba begins to imagine what it might be like to be reborn as a baby, which will give her the chance at an even better life. Using Seeptech to make this dream a reality, Deeba moves on to a new existence, leaving Trina devastated. Heartbroken and deep into an alcoholic binge, Trina follows a lost boy she encounters, embarking on an unexpected quest. In her attempt to save him from The Seep, she will confront not only one of its most avid devotees, but the terrifying void that Deeba has left behind. A strange new elegy of love and loss, The Seep explores grief, alienation, and the ache of moving on.

The Creative Doer

The Creative Doer
Author: Anna Lovind
Publsiher: BoD - Books on Demand
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-06-26
ISBN 10: 9151916819
ISBN 13: 9789151916811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Doer Book Review:

A path for female creators, activists and magicmakers. The Creative Doer offers a roadmap for women who are hungry for a more creative life and who are willing to ask a few burning questions: What if we stopped trying to follow in the footsteps of the Male Genius? What does devotion look like if it doesn't mean forsaking everything and everyone, including your kids, for your art? What would happen if we granted ourselves the permission we're waiting for and started doing our work, our way? In this insightful, no-bullshit guide you'll learn how to: - Redefine creative work and bust the old myths about The Artist - Zoom in on your dream until it's doable - Claim the time and space you need to do your work - Understand fear and how to flow with it - Do self-care in a way that will change your creative life forever - Share your work, truthfully, tenderly and courageously

Habits of the Creative Mind

Habits of the Creative Mind
Author: Richard E. Miller,Ann Jurecic
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN 10: 1319030459
ISBN 13: 9781319030452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Habits of the Creative Mind Book Review:

Habits of the Creative Mind is not another textbook. Instead, Habits of the Creative Mind is a series of guideposts taking your students off the beaten path of five paragraph essays and rote responses. Portable and flexibly arranged, it works beautifully alone or as a supplement to other materials. In this refreshingly conversational volume, your students will learn to trust and refine their own thinking and improve their writing—at all skill levels. They will have access to Richard E. Miller’s and Ann Jurecic’s much acclaimed, truly unique approach to posing and exploring questions, and facing complexity—in which there are no limits to how far a student may go with his or her thinking and writing. Instantly accessible and instantly flexible, all your students need to do is dive in anywhere in the book and be ready to try something new. And throughout, they will benefit from innovative, manageable exercises—which may be completed in any order—to help them along the way. In the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing, the Council for Writing Program Administrators, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Writing Project all affirm the need to shift the emphasis in writing instruction to habits of mind. This book answers that call—and gives your students the tools they need to rise to the occasion.

Creative Calling

Creative Calling
Author: Chase Jarvis
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0062879987
ISBN 13: 9780062879981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Calling Book Review:

Life isn’t about “finding” fulfillment and success – it’s about creating it. Why then has creativity been given a back seat in our culture? No longer. Creativity is a force inside every person that, when unleashed, transforms our lives and delivers vitality to everything we do. Establishing a creative practice is therefore our most valuable and urgent task - as important to our well-being as exercise or nutrition. The good news? Renowned artist, author, and CreativeLive founder, Chase Jarvis, reminds us that creativity isn't a skill—it's a habit available to everyone: beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs to executives, astronauts to zookeepers, and everyone in between. Through small, daily actions we can supercharge our innate creativity and rediscover our personal power in life. Whether your ambition is a creative career, completing a creative project, or simply cultivating a creative mindset, Creative Calling will unlock your potential via Jarvis’s memorable “IDEA” system: · Imagine your big dream, whatever you want to create—or become—in this world. · Design a daily practice that supports that dream—and a life of expression and transformation. · Execute on your ambitious plans and make your vision real. · Amplify your impact through a supportive community you’ll learn to grow and nurture.

The Power of Creativity Book 1

The Power of Creativity  Book 1
Author: Bryan Collins
Publsiher: Bryan Collins
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Art Before Breakfast

Art Before Breakfast
Author: Danny Gregory
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN 10: 1452149232
ISBN 13: 9781452149233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Before Breakfast Book Review:

Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5– to 10–minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule—whether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table—along with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, Art Before Breakfast teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.

Creativity Inc

Creativity  Inc
Author: Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 0307361195
ISBN 13: 9780307361196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity Inc Book Review:

From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them. • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. • Do not assume that general agreement will lead to change—it takes substantial energy to move a group, even when all are on board.

Living the Creative Life

Living the Creative Life
Author: Rice Freeman-Zachery
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2007-08-15
ISBN 10: 160061213X
ISBN 13: 9781600612138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living the Creative Life Book Review:

How DO they do it? If you could ask your favorite artist or crafter only one question, chances are you'd ask about creativity: Where do your ideas come from? How did you get started? What are your tricks for overcoming blocks? In Living the Creative Life, author Ricë Freeman-Zachery has compiled answers to these questions and more from 15 successful artists in a variety of mediums—from assemblage to fiber arts, beading to mixed-media collage. Creativity is different for everyone, and these artists share their insights on the muse (if you believe in her), keeping a sketchbook (or not), and prioritizing your art, whether you aspire to create solely for your own pleasure or to become a full-time artist. • Try your hand at creative jumpstarts straight from the pros. • Glimpse the artists' innermost thoughts and works in progress as you peruse pages from their journals and notebooks. • Share textile artist Sas Colby's triumph over creative block during an exotic art retreat. • Learn how internationally acclaimed artist James Michael Starr uses experience from his former "day job" to fuel his creation today. • Explore the work of Michael deMeng, Claudine Hellmuth, Melissa Zink and the other artists right alongside their insights. No crafter or artist should live the creative life without Living the Creative Life! The inspiration is contagious.

Functional Awareness

Functional Awareness
Author: Nancy Romita,Allegra Romita
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-08-04
ISBN 10: 0190498145
ISBN 13: 9780190498146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Awareness Book Review:

Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers is where anatomy meets artistry. Each chapter provides explorations in embodied anatomy in an engaging manner with the use of images, storytelling, and experiential exercises. It is an accessible introduction to the relationship between daily movement habits, dance training and anatomy. The information is founded on over 30,000 hours of experience teaching and training dancers to generate efficient exertion and appropriate recuperation. Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers employs somatic practices along with explorations in experiential anatomy to awaken the body-mind connection and improve movement function. The book applies the Functional Awareness(r) approach to improve dance technique and provide skills to enable the dancer to move with balance and grace in the classroom, on stage, and in daily life.

The Creative Mindset

The Creative Mindset
Author: Jeff DeGraff,Staney DeGraff
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1523090170
ISBN 13: 9781523090174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Mindset Book Review:

“Jeff and Staney emphasize that small acts of creativity can have huge consequences and that ordinary people can do extraordinary things if they can see the opportunities in front of them.” —Mitch Jacobson, Executive Director, Austin Technology Incubator, UT Blackstone LaunchPad, University of Texas at Austin Nearly all of today's major innovation workshops and programs call on organizations to drive innovation. What they miss is that innovation comes from the personal creativity of individuals. And creativity doesn't require an advanced education or technical skills—all employees can be creative. Often, all they lack is a fitting mindset and the right skills. The Creative Mindset brings how-to advice, tools, and techniques from two master innovators who have taught and worked with over half of all Fortune 500 companies. Jeff and Staney DeGraff introduce six essential creative-thinking skills that can be easily mastered with limited practice and remembered as the acronym CREATE: Concentrate, Replicate, Elaborate, Associate, Translate, and Evaluate. These six skills, sequenced as steps, simplify and summarize the most important research on creative thinking and draw on over thirty years of real-world application in some of the most innovative organizations in the world. It's time to rethink the way we make innovation happen. Individual creativity is an immense untapped resource, and you don't have to be Beethoven to make a big difference. As the spirit of chef Gusteau proclaims in the Pixar classic Ratatouille, “Anyone can cook.”

The Boys Club

The Boys  Club
Author: Erica Katz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 0062961500
ISBN 13: 9780062961501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys Club Book Review:

Sweetbitter meets The Firm in this buzzy, page-turning debut novel—already optioned to Netflix—about sex and power in the halls of corporate America. One of Buzzfeed's Most Anticipated Books of 2020, Cosmopolitan's Best Summer Reads of 2020, and the New York Post's 30 Best Summer Books Alex Vogel has always been a high achiever who lived her life by the book—star student and athlete in high school, prelaw whiz in college, Harvard Law School degree. Accepting a dream offer at the prestigious Manhattan law firm of Klasko & Fitch, she promises her sweet and supportive longtime boyfriend that the job won’t change her. Yet Alex is seduced by the firm’s money and energy . . . and by her cocksure male colleagues, who quickly take notice of the new girl. She’s never felt so confident and powerful—even the innuendo-laced banter with clients feels fun. In the firm’s most profitable and competitive division, Mergers and Acquisitions, Alex works around the clock, racking up billable hours and entertaining clients late into the evening. While the job is punishing, it has its perks, like a weekend trip to Miami, a ride in a client’s private jet, and more expense-account meals than she can count. But as her clients’ expectations and demands on her increase, and Alex finds herself magnetically drawn to a handsome coworker despite her loving relationship at home, she begins to question everything—including herself. She knows the corporate world isn’t black and white, and that to reach the top means playing by different rules. But who made those rules? And what if the system rigged so that women can’t win, anyway? When something happens that reveals the dark reality of the firm, Alex comes to understand the ways women like her are told—explicitly and implicitly—how they need to behave to succeed in the workplace. Now, she can no longer stand by silently—even if doing what’s right means putting everything on the line to expose the shocking truth.

Creative Conspiracy

Creative Conspiracy
Author: Leigh Thompson
Publsiher: Harvard Business Review Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-15
ISBN 10: 1422173348
ISBN 13: 9781422173343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Conspiracy Book Review:

Identifies the importance of a conscious, planned and shared collaborative environment that promotes teamwork, creativity and enthusiasm, revealing counter-intuitive facts while sharing research-based examples that identify the essential components of an effective team. 15,000 first printing.

She Means Business

She Means Business
Author: Carrie Green
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1401953166
ISBN 13: 9781401953164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She Means Business Book Review:

More and more women are starting to feel like there are so many opportunities out there to turn their ideas into a reality, build a successful business, and do what they love. The problem is that they don't really know how to go about it, and so they set off on their entrepreneurial journey and quickly feel out of their depth, overwhelmed, confused, and like they're crazy for even thinking that they could do it. The purpose of this book is to inspire and empower these women to take back control of their mind, their ideas, and businesses, and to provide strategies for them to make it happen. Female entrepreneur Carrie Green will teach you how to- - Learn powerful, but achievable techniques to help you move out of your own way and turn your ideas into a successful business. - Feel inspired, empowered, and fired up, ready to take action on making it happen. - Work on your business and implement important strategies to help you make it a success. This book is full of personal stories, tips, and exercises to inspire you and get you in to action. Honest, realistic and practical, She Means Businessspeaks to today's creative, ambitious and talented generation of female entrepreneurs, as well as those that wish to join their ranks by following their dreams.

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit
Author: Charles Duhigg
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 0385669755
ISBN 13: 9780385669757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Habit Book Review:

Groundbreaking new research shows that by grabbing hold of the three-step "loop" all habits form in our brains--cue, routine, reward--we can change them, giving us the power to take control over our lives. "We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." On the most basic level, a habit is a simple neurological loop: there is a cue (my mouth feels gross), a routine (hello, Crest), and a reward (ahhh, minty fresh). Understanding this loop is the key to exercising regularly or becoming more productive at work or tapping into reserves of creativity. Marketers, too, are learning how to exploit these loops to boost sales; CEOs and coaches are using them to change how employees work and athletes compete. As this book shows, tweaking even one habit, as long as it's the right one, can have staggering effects. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes readers inside labs where brain scans record habits as they flourish and die; classrooms in which students learn to boost their willpower; and boardrooms where executives dream up products that tug on our deepest habitual urges. Full of compelling narratives that will appeal to fans of Michael Lewis, Jonah Lehrer, and Chip and Dan Heath, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making, but of habits we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.

Creative Intelligence

Creative Intelligence
Author: Bruce Nussbaum
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 0062088432
ISBN 13: 9780062088437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Intelligence Book Review:

Offering insights from the spheres of anthropology, psychology, education, design, and business, Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum, a leading thinker, commentator, and curator on the subjects of design, creativity, and innovation, is first book to identify and explore creative intelligence as a new form of cultural literacy and as a powerful method for problem-solving, driving innovation, and sparking start-up capitalism. Nussbaum investigates the ways in which individuals, corporations, and nations are boosting their creative intelligence — CQ—and how that translates into their abilities to make new products and solve new problems. Ultimately, Creative Intelligence shows how to frame problems in new ways and devise solutions that are original and highly social. Smart and eye opening, Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire illustrates how to connect our creative output with a new type of economic system, Indie Capitalism, where creativity is the source of value, where entrepreneurs drive growth, and where social networks are the building blocks of the economy.