Creative Thinkering by Michael Michalko ( Clare, Massey Library)
This is a great read for anyone who wants to stimulate their imagination. The author examines two sides of the creative process- creative thinking, and the creative thinker.
In Part One we learn how the brain goes about the process of creative thinking. There are examples and lots of Thought Experiments to challenge our own creative thinking processes.
Did you know that neither Einstein or Leonardo Da Vinci were formally schooled? The author believes that this is why they were so innovative in their thinking. They weren't schooled to think in certain ways, and so their imaginations could roam free.
In Part Two the creative thinker is described, with practical ways to enhance our own imaginations and change the way we think. There are some very helpful exercises and thought experiments that demonstrate the principles behind creativity. He believes we rely too much on logic, which the left brain controls and need to incorporate the right brain's intuitiveness into our thinking.
This is a book that stays with you long after you finish it. It is a brilliant addition to the current ideas and discoveries happening in neuroscience and enhances our knowledge of how, why and what the brain can do.
Title: Creative Thinkering
Author: Michael Michalko
Publisher: New World Library