Four books to help you find your creativity


Do you not see yourself as someone who is creative? Often, it’s simply a matter of getting on with it and ‘doing’, instead of focusing on a perfect end result. The following four books can help you on your path to creativity.

Creative Confidence

The successful American designers and brothers David and Tom Kelley wrote this book especially for those who think that creativity is only for ‘creative types’. In it, you can read how you can use your potential to become more productive and solve problems. (

Creativity Takes Courage

It is not always easy to be creative—to let our thoughts run free while our inner critic raises its ugly head; to stare at a blank page and start from the beginning. You need courage for that. Broken down into twelve chapters— including ‘Dare to Fail’, ‘Dare to Be a Kid’, ‘Dare to Be Bored’, ‘Dare to Go Offline’ and ‘Dare to Collaborate’— the Flow book, Creativity Takes Courage contains lots of prompts, projects ad paper goodies that will help you take that first step.

Steal Like an Artist

In Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Ever Told You About Being Creative, American author and artist Austin Kleon talks about how creativity is everywhere and for everyone. The book is full of illustrations, assignments and examples that help you to find and develop your creative side. Like learning from others. Or, as Kleon puts it: ‘If you ever find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room’. (Workman Publishing)

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Have you ever thought about how some people get all their creative, slightly out-of-the-ordinary ideas? American psychologist and author Adam Grant has. He investigated various stories and studies from real life to understand the psychology behind originality. In this book he explains how you can recognize a good idea and how you can share it with the world. (Penguin Random House)

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