Things Are What You Make of Them

Life Advice for Creatives

Author: Adam J. Kurtz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525504540

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else) From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display themost crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it. As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to be more creative--even when it would be easier to give up and act normal.
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Creative Conspiracy

The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration

Author: Leigh Thompson

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422187578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Embracing the Counterintuitive Side of Collaboration Think of your to-do list at work. Chances are the most important tasks require you to work with others—and the success of those endeavors depends on the effectiveness of your collaboration. According to management expert Leigh Thompson, collaboration that is conscious, planned, and focused on generating new ideas builds excitement and produces what she calls a “creative conspiracy.” Teams that conspire to organize themselves, motivate one another, and combine their talents to meet creative challenges are the hallmark of the most successful organizations. In this book, Thompson reveals the keys to the kind of collaboration that allows teams to reach their full creative potential and maximize their results. She also reveals a host of surprising findings; for example: • Left to their own devices, teams are less creative than individuals • Providing “rules” to teams actually increases inventiveness • Striving for quality results in less creativity than striving for quantity • Fluctuating membership enhances a team’s innovation • Most leaders cannot articulate the four basic rules of brainstorming Thompson combines broad-ranging research with real-life examples to offer strategies and practices designed to help teams and their leaders capitalize on what actually works when it comes to creative collaboration. Creative Conspiracy challenges managers to adopt an unconventional approach to leading teams that, done right, will lead to the creative success of every team—and every organization.
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Make It Mighty Ugly

Exercises & Advice for Getting Creative Even When It Ain't Pretty

Author: Kim Piper Werker

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570619158

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook. Get Crafty. Make Great Stuff. Be Creative! The number one fear of all creative types—crafters, DIYers, makers, artists—is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger and creativity guru Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that “failure” out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Creativity in the Classroom

Case Studies in Using the Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Paul McIntosh,Digby Warren

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841505161

Category: Art

Page: 284

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The editors of this volume contend that the current paradigm of standardizing Higher Education through an outcomes-dominated approach can constrain the educational process, where teachers may feel pressured to resort to risk-aversive methods that satisfy the learning-outcomes and assessment agenda. As a result, the ability of teachers and learners to inform, critique and develop their understanding of subjects together may be being lost. This book contains a variety of alternative approaches teachers have used to develop ways of 'humanizing' and deepening the learning process, through drawing on the creative arts and humanities - including cinema, literature, dance, drama and visual art - in a range of disciplines, it is argued by the editors that these 'arts-based inquiry' approaches have opened up possibilities for transformative learning as concerned with whole person development through opportunities to connect the-intuitive, emotional, relational and creative with the analytical and logical ways of knowing.
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The 1000 Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask Yourself

That Make Life Work for You

Author: Alyss Thomas

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 1921497327

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

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A world-wide success story, this is the first popular B-format edition of this self-help classic.This book is for people wanting a happy fulfilled life. Fun to use and very easy to read, this book gives you the necessary principles of self-help.Experienced psychotherapist Alyss Thomas has closely observed what goes wrong in people’s lives and, applying the principles of psychology in a positive way, she provides you with the tools to achieve the outcomes you really desire.Each section of the book is laid out in a clear quiz format, to give you your own complete workout in such key areas of life as your personal values, anxiety, stress, time, confidence, self-esteem, relaxation, dealing with the past, depression, loss, grief, joy, creativity and happiness.You will find that you will refer back to this book many times and enjoy reading and dipping into it.
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Supportive Oncology E-Book

Author: Mellar P. Davis,Petra Feyer,Petra Ortner,Camilla Zimmermann

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437735940

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Supportive Oncology, by Drs. Davis, Feyer, Ortner, and Zimmermann, is your practical guide to improving your patients‘ quality of life and overall outcomes by integrating palliative care principles into the scope of clinical oncologic practice at all points along their illness trajectories. A multidisciplinary editorial team, representing the dual perspectives of palliative medicine and oncology, offers expert guidance on how to effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counselling when appropriate. Integrate complementary palliative principles as early as possible after diagnosis with guidance from a multidisciplinary editorial team whose different perspectives and collaboration provide a well-balanced approach. Effectively communicate diagnoses and prognoses with cancer patients and their families, set treatment goals, and manage symptoms through pharmacological therapies, as well as non-pharmacological therapies and counseling when appropriate. Improve patients’ quality of life with the latest information on pain and symptom management including managing side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, rehabilitating and counselling long-term survivors, and managing tumor-related symptoms and other complications in the palliative care setting. Prescribe the most effective medications, manage toxicities, and deal with high symptom burdens.
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High School Talksheets-Updated!

50 Creative Discussions for High School Youth Groups

Author: David Lynn

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310872626

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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TalkSheets have been working for youth group leaders for more than a decade. Now they are radically updated and ready to stimulate high schoolers toward in-depth discussions on real issues--everything from drinking to social justice.
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Ideation

The Birth and Death of Ideas

Author: Douglas Graham,Thomas T. Bachmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471479444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Have you ever had a great idea? Did you do anything with it? Don’t worry–you are not alone. Most of us have had great ideas but few of us ever do anything about them. This book will tell you what to do, how to find out if anyone has thought of it before, how to protect, develop, fund, and market it–regardless of whether it’s business, creative, or scientific in nature, and regardless of whether you are working in a large corporation or at home. Great ideas are the foundations of great businesses, but the bureaucratic nature of big business generally stifles the sort of individual creativity that leads to great business ideas. Ideation looks at the importance of innovation as a key driver of business success and posits new ways to encourage and nurture it in today’s business environment. Using case studies and firsthand interviews with innovators past and present, Ideation explores how individuals and companies develop creative ideas and bring them to full fruition. It provides practical, comprehensive advice for managing our big ideas so that we gain the most benefit from them–in our personal lives, our companies, and our society in general. For business leaders and entrepreneurs, Ideation explores the life cycle of ideas and explains every step of the ideation process. It provides unparalleled guidance on the vital subject of legal protections for ideas–including copyright, trademarks, and patents–and also covers the valuation of intellectual property as well as techniques for effectively marketing ideas to investors and licensees. With new strategies for building organizations that encourage the kind of creative thinking on which economies thrive, Ideation offers practical guidance on changing slow-moving business behemoths into fleet-footed innovators. Authors Douglas Graham and Thomas Bachmann present a blueprint for the effective management of ideas within the corporate structure, but also share their vision of a true marketplace of ideas in which ideas, capital, and markets are brought together in a global marketplace. This will give ideas a much better chance on their perilous journey from conception to realization. They make the argument that this will be the single most important thing we can do for our global economy and quality of life. In concert with the Ideation Web site (ideation registry.com)–which provides practical tools for developing and protecting ideas and also offers access to potential licensees–this vital, comprehensive resource helps individuals and organizations develop good ideas into wealth-producing intellectual property assets. It explores the process of creation from the various perspectives of psychology, finance, economics, and law, offering a comprehensive picture of how ideas are born and best exploited in modern business. Ideas are the basis on which we build our wealth as individuals, organizations, and a society; this book shows us how to nurture those ideas–and reap big rewards.
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How To Make It In Hollywood

Second Edition

Author: Linda Buzzell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062292196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Renowned psychotherapist and career counselor Linda Buzzell is the expert in knowing how to create and develop a career in Hollywood. With this book, she shows you how to look at your personality, your strengths, your weaknesses, your special skills, and your talents in order to target your personal goals and maximize your career success. She then explains all the jobs in Hollywood and how to find them, get them, and advance through each stage in your career. How To Make It in Hollywood includes everything you need to know about agents, managers, lawyers, the casting couch, chutzpah, schmoozing, networking, Godfather Calls, rhino skin, Power Rolodexes, handling rejection, constant unemployment, and keeping yourself on the track to your dreams when real life keeps telling you to give it all up and move back to Cincinnati!
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