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Creativity Rising

Creativity RisingThe need for creativity has never been greater. In fact, we chose the title, Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century, to reflect this belief. If we are to live healthy, productive lives in this century we must develop the mind-set and the skill set for effectively responding to and initiating change. Creativity Rising is both a why-to and how-to guide to help you create your own future.

In this book we: explore the nature of creativity; debunk common myths about creativity; describe the rapid rise of change in the 21st century; and outline the time-tested Creative Problem Solving process, an approach to on-demand creativity.

Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st Century
Gerard J. Puccio, Marie Mance, Laura Barbero Switalski, Paul D. Reali
Published 2012 by ICSC Press

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H2 Solve Wicked Problems

H2 Solve Wicked ProblemsSome problems are just plain wicked. Complex, ill-defined, with no known solution – and no way of knowing if the solution you create will be right or wrong until you implement it. You have some of these, don’t you? Of course you do. We all do. To create a wicked-good solution to a wicked-hard problem, you need a time-tested, proven-to-work approach. This guide introduces you to Creative Problem Solving (CPS). Known and used around the world, researched and refined for more than 50 years, CPS will help you to solve wicked problems, and to seize any opportunity, that does not have a clearly-defined path. Step by step, this guide teaches you a process that might just change how you see everything.

H2 Solve Wicked Problems: Getting Started with Creative Problem Solving
Paul D. Reali
Published 2010 by OmniSkills Press

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Big Questions in Creativity 2013

Big Questions 2013Creativity—multi-layered, multi-faceted, multi-variate—naturally raises many questions from those who seek to understand it. At the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State, home of the world’s first Master’s of Science in Creativity, the field’s newest thinkers explore some of the newest questions. Big Questions in Creativity 2013 collects the year’s best papers from the M.S. program’s graduate students, and presents them here for anyone interested in taking a deep dive into current thinking in creativity.

Big Questions in Creativity 2013: A Volume of First Works, Vol. 1
Edited by Cynthia Burnett and Paul Reali
Published 2013 by ICSC Press

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