Your help is needed to crack an unsolved crime: creative thinking is declining at an alarming rate — so how can we get it back?
Recent Torrance tests have revealed that while general IQ increases with each generation, creative thinking and problem solving (CQ) has been declining since 1990. At the same time a just-released survey by IBM of 1500 CEOs in over 30 countries and 66 industries has revealed that creativity is considered the most important quality in leadership. Who Killed Creativity?…And How Can We Get It Back? investigates how companies, leaders, managers and individuals can build (or rebuild) a culture of innovation by fostering creative thinking and problem-solving – finding better solutions faster. Through exploring such intriguing questions as ‘Are bully bosses psychopaths in disguise?’ and ‘Why does the future of civilisation lie in a garbage dump in Mexico?’, this humorous and engaging book offers a compelling tale with a novel twist.
In a fascinating ‘crime scene investigation’ forensic approach, carefully researched facts are blended with humorous anecdotes to reveal the creative thinking killers. Practical tools and case studies then demonstrate how everyone can rewire their brain using seven essential creative thinking strategies. Who Killed Creativity? is designed to help resuscitate the spirit of innovation at all levels.
Authors ANDREW GRANT and GAIA GRANT are the executive directors of international consultancy Tirian. They have travelled the world for over 25 years to explore creative thinking for positive change. The book includes insights from Dr Jason Gallate (PhD), an award-winning neuroscientist and specialist psychologist.
International Center for Studies in Creativity