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The Skinny on Creativity

Author: Jim Randel
Publisher: Rand Media
Genre: Self-improvement
ISBN: 978-0-9844418-8-4
Pages: 170
Price: $14.95

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Would you like to be more creative? Don’t have time to read a dozen books on the subject, so you’re looking for a fast and easy read to get you quickly on your way? The Skinny On line of books was designed with your needs in mind.

In The Skinny on Creativity, author Jim Randel has distilled the wisdom from all the books he’s studied into an hour-long read. Designed to provide maximum information in a minimal number of words, he relies on stick-figure illustrations and photos to make his bullet-point items clear. A list of these twenty points at the end of the book provides a summary wrap-up.

Randel believes being creative is a skill that anyone can acquire. We just need to know how, but we often don’t have the time to do the research in order to learn. In reading this Skinny, we’re treated to a power-point style format with humor and illustrations. No information overload – just the simple facts presented in a fun way. We’re free to delve into certain topics in more depth if they strike a chord, and an extensive bibliography is provided.

Change your environment, learn to play like a child, or take better care of your body, and you may find yourself coming up with some new and great ideas. Whichever suggestion sparks your creative juices, give it a whirl and see where it leads. You’ll never know what works until you try.

Reviewer: Alice Berger