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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (426 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Todd Henry Narrator: Todd Henry Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781596594333
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It isn't enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today's marketplace, all of us, regardless of our role, have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand.

Business creativity expert Todd Henry explains how to establish effective practices that unleash your creative potential. Born out of his consultancy and his popular podcast, Henry has created a practical method for discovering your personal creative rhythm. He focuses on five key elements:

  • Focus: Begin with your end goal in mind.
  • Relationships: Build stimulating relationships and ideas will follow.
  • Energy: Manage it as your most valuable resource.
  • Stimuli: Structure the right "inputs" to maximize creative output.
  • Hours: Focus on effectiveness, not efficiency.
This is a guide for staying inspired and experiencing greater creative productivity than you ever imagined possible.
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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 2/20/2014

    " To paraphrase Godin on the cover of this book: if thinking is at all any part of your work/life (that should be most of us - minus politicians), read this book. Actually, politicians should read this book, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siobhan Burns | 2/9/2014

    " A pretty cool look at work habits, inspiration, structure, goals, and other helpful topics for those of us who need to motivate ourselves to sit down and get things done, goddammit. I'm looking forward to trying out some of his suggestions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Kercinik | 1/30/2014

    " While this book's title might lead you to believe it is only for 'creatives', it is really a practical guide to getting about doing your life's work. Inspiring, insightful and invaluable. Required reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Louden | 1/19/2014

    " Enjoyed the moral clarity of this book. While there aren't any new ideas here for me, the call to action is compelling. Would be a 5 star book for someone with less time in the do life better trenches. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Williams | 12/28/2013

    " I picked up some good tips on setting boundaries and establishing rituals to fuel my ability to create. If you are looking to be more efficient, this might not be the book for you; however, if you want to ramp up your effectiveness I'd recommend you pick up this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Kast-Keat | 12/25/2013

    " Good book. Easy read with helpful strategies to maximize creativity and productivity. However the podcasts offer much of the same material. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/13/2013

    " pretty clever stuff..granted nothing earthshakingly new.. but still refreshing info "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 12/3/2013

    " Very good. May well even buy a copy of this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amirulhazwan Kamaruddin | 11/23/2013

    " ohsem "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyddie | 11/21/2013

    " Gold. Pure gold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Louise | 9/8/2013

    " This book is so helpful. With so many tender bits inside it, you'll want to return to it again and again. Henry truly cares about helping others find the best way to do their creative work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan Kent | 5/12/2013

    " Great read, great practical advice. Already had some of these practices in place thanks to the AC blog and podcasts, but was good to have it all consolidated in one place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 4/28/2013

    " Some good ideas in here - nothing profound "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Liebl | 1/28/2013

    " An amazingly useful book for problem-solvers, creative-thinkers and anyone looking to get the most out of themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mk | 10/24/2012

    " Really interesting thoughts on being creative at work. Ways to live a more creative life a bit eye opening on how to structure one days and weeks, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M2 | 8/6/2012

    " A must read for all creatives. Very insightful, I can't wait to put in place Todd Henry's methods to see how/if it helps! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Macon | 7/31/2012

    " This book contained a lot of ideas that are useful for time and energy management. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 7/19/2012

    " It's a good book that outlines a fairly comprehensive system. It's a little much to implement over the course of a library loan, so I may just buy it. "

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About the Author
Author Todd Henry

Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a consulting firm that helps creative people and teams generate ideas. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and coach, he is the author of The Accidental Creative: How to be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice.