The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice (Paperback)

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Speaking as an authority in the field of incomplete, unfinished, never started or merely-dreamed projects, I wish I had read this book years ago near it's publication. Accidental Creative, while framed in more of a business-minded side of creativity, tackles the essential problems of the creative process as it meshes (or refuses to) with today's market. To keep it simple, and to the point, much like Henry's writing; this book did not change my life, it simply helped me identify where I get stuck as a creative. In doing so, helped me change my own life. The author gets it, and strips away all of the fluff to tackle the problems addressed in this book at their core. 


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— From Nocturnal November Staff Picks


Many of us assume that our creative process is beyond our ability to influence, and pay attention to it only when it isn't working properly. For the most part, we go about our daily tasks and everything just "works." Until it doesn't. Adding to this lack of understanding is the rapidly accelerating pace of work. Each day we are face escalating expectations and a continual squeeze to do more with less. We are asked to produce an ever-increasing amount of brilliance in an ever-shrinking amount of time. There is an unspoken (or spoken!) expectation that we'll be accessible 24/7, and as a result we frequently feel like we're "always on." Now business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to unleash your creative potential. Whether you're a creative by trade or an "accidental creative," this book will help you quickly and effectively integrate new ideas into your daily life.

About the Author

Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a consultancy that helps organizations generate brilliant ideas. In 2006 he started The Accidental Creative, one of the top business podcasts. Henry is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and coach.

Praise For…

“Mr. Henry’s prescription for maximizing productivity is sagacious, innovative, and sublimely practical. The Accidental Creative is high-octane fuel for creative productivity.”
—Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art
Product Details
ISBN: 9781591846246
ISBN-10: 1591846242
Publisher: Portfolio
Publication Date: August 27th, 2013
Pages: 240
Language: English