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Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM By Roger Von Oech

This is the 25th anniversary edition of the creativity classic by Dr Roger von Oech Over the years, A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD has been praised by business people, educators, scientists, homemakers, artists, youth leaders, and many The book has been stimulating creativity in millions of readers, translated into eleven languages, and used in seminars around thThis is the 25th anniversary edition of the creativity classic by Dr Roger von Oech Over the years, A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD has been praised by business people, educators, scientists, homemakers, artists, youth leaders, and many The book has been stimulating creativity in millions of readers, translated into eleven languages, and used in seminars around the world Now Roger von Oech s fully illustrated and updated volume is filled with even provocative puzzles, anecdotes, exercises, metaphors, cartoons, questions, quotations, stories, and tips designed to systematically break through your mental blocks and unlock your mind for creative thinking This new edition will attract an entire new generation of readers with updated and mind stretching material.
  • Title: A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative
  • Author: Roger Von Oech
  • ISBN: 9780446404662
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback

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Mary Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
This is a book to always come back to. When I am in a slump and not feeling "it" I turn to Roger Von Oech. A mentor 16 years ago highly recommended this book. It is one of the well worn books on my shelf!
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Tatjana Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
I read this book in a couple of hours.It's an older book that has been on my shelves for an age. Maybe two ages. It's the 1983 version and lacks the slick, over-designed look of today's books. It has comments by people relevant at the time. In fact, it was from a time when our industries were still relevant. Before we started truly believing that Americans are no longer innovative industrialists.This book made it clear to me what thinking has made it so.This book also made it clear how I've part [...]
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Steven Cole Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
I read this because Mark Rosewater (of Magic the Gathering fame) recommended it in a number of his podcasts. It's sort of a self-help book for people who want to be more creative. Or a study in the whys and wherefores of creativity. And if you're truly in a position where constantly reinventing your approach to become essentially institutionally (or even industrially) creative, this book has a lot of great approaches.For the rest of us It's nice to look back on when we're stumped about stuff, I [...]
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Karen Burton Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Of all the "how to" books I've read, this is the one that really stuck with me. I often think of the simple principles so vividly presented in this book, and employ them at every opportunity. Stuck in a rut? Drive a different way to work, take a different set of stairs, shop the grocery store in the opposite direction of the way you normally go. Most memorable is the exercise in looking at common, every day experiences in a new way. For example, a revolving door as a merry go round. I read this [...]
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Kathleen Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
This was honestly an awesome book I read after it was given to me from a work colleague. It helps you look at things differently, problem solve differently, etc. I think this would be a great tool for anyone in any field of work- from real estate, to legal work, to being a stay at home mom. It's an easy read and one that can be read quickly-
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Judy Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
This is a wonderful book for anyone - teachers, office workers, students, salesmen - anyone can get something helpful out of spending a little time with this book. It gives you methods for looking at problems from outside the box - WAY outside the box in some cases! But it can help you break out of the, "we've always done it this way" solutions to problems!
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Eric Maziade Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Loved that one. I bought a few extra copies and gave to a few of my most creative friends. This book gives a few tricks to unlock creative potential, as well as guidelines on how and when to use your creativity.
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Michael Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Recommended for everyone. If God is the Creator and we're made in His image, then to be creative is to be more like God. This book is a fun and practical guide to awakening and encouraging your creative side.
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Stacey Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Lots of tips and strategies for jump-starting your students' creativity.
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Carl King Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
This is a classic. I don't know what else to say, but definitely read this if you intend to have a creative career.
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Cristobal Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
An excellent book filled with practical exercises on how to unleash creative thinking. It's a book that merits more than one thoughtful reading.
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Don Gubler Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Lots of good ideas on how to be creative and improve your creative thinking.
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Todd Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
This book was included in my book: The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. 100bestbiz
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Steve Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
I re-read it every few years. It makes me feel centered and is a wellspring of great ideas.
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Rhys Leclair Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Very approachable in that you can basically open to any chapter and jump right in. Also check out the "Creative Whack Pack" cards, great for brainstorming.
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Tom Bentley Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
I read a fair amount of posts on LinkedIn, Medium and other sources on productivity and creative thinking (which is probably why I don't get around to being productive). So, when I see that this book, written 35 years ago, espouses the same themes of listening to your unconscious, bending the rules, being willing to be foolish, and so many other axioms of accessing your creative self, I understand that these contemporary scribes have been drawing on the original gangster of innovative thinking, [...]
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Robin Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
It's a quick read, and probably a useful refresher. I didn't enjoy it much, mostly because I'm currently experiencing a creative block and reading this book just made me uncomfortable. I think that's good and healthy, hence the three stars, but it just felt like forcing myself to eat my vegetables at the moment. Definitely dogeared a few pages as reminders to myself though, and hopefully I can get out of my rut soon.
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Ram Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
A nice entertaining book. You get to learn a lot of interesting facts from history that the author has collated to explain the different scenarios in the book. Overall, a good book and a quick read too!
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Frank Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
평이 좋아서 읽었는데 별로였다. 헤라클레이토스 명언집을 구해서 읽어봐야겠다는 정도.
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Mary Kelly Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Fun, fast and innovative. I love the drawings and the ideas are pretty good too. I highly recommend it.
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Oleg Paralyush Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
It contains actionable advises nearly on each page. Read it and go create.
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Susan Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Rather disappointing. I am not sure why people still recommend this book. Most of the information is commonplace now. Dated.
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Kathleen day Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Creativity Inspirational to help anyone realize their mind is just as capable as the greatest in history you just need to believe it too! :)
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Viraj Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
The book has some good ideas… Directly from the book (my comments in brackets): The page numbers were not noted. Pg. Quoted Alber Szent – Gyorgy (Nobel): Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. Mental locks: - The right answer That’s not logical Follow the rules Be practicalPlay is frivolous That’s not my area Avoid ambiguity Don’t be foolishTo err is wrong I’m not creative We need the ability to unlearn what we know The dan [...]
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Charles Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
My first exposure to this book was in a series of faculty development seminars. Reading through the book and then carrying out discussions and role-playing made what can often be a boring chore something to look forward too.Although some of the references, specifically those regarding computers, are very dated, the overall concepts are timeless. Valuable inspiration does not appear on a timetable, daydreaming and letting your mind wander are generally the best ways to capture the insights that l [...]
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Frank Calberg Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
At the start of the book, at location 150, I read a story about Picasso who, one day, went outside his house and found an old bicycle. He looked at it for a bit and took off first the seat and then the handle bars. Then he welded them together to create the head of a bull. This example illustrates the creative mind’s power to transform one thing into another. By changing perspective and playing with our knowledge, we can make the ordinary extraordinary. In this lies the key of discovery: Looki [...]
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Sujata Sahni Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. A whack on the side of the head can dislodge assumptions that keep us thinking more of the same. The cosmos speaks in patterns and staying on routine thought paths enables us to do many things that we need to do without having to think about them. So what do we do when we need to be creative? How do we get rid of mental locks, like, that's not logical, the right answer, follow the rules, be practical, play is frivolous, avoid ambiguity, to er [...]
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Anuj Mag Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
I had read the title of this book couple of years back and didnt feel motivated to read this because it said "How you can be more creative". In general, i dont have much liking for the "How to" type books as they tend to be too preachy and one tends to forget the contents as soon as the last page is over. I picked this up recently upon seeing the reviews and i must mention that this is quite well researched book full of stories and anecdotes and explores in-depth the causes of why people dont te [...]
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Jenny GB Nov 20, 2018 - 07:17 AM
A nice, quick read that talks about what blocks us all from being creative and gives you some ideas of what to do about it. I wouldn't say anything in this book is revolutionary, but it is succinctly stated with some fun illustrations to go along with the words. It talks a lot about embracing risk, change, and ambiguity so that you can experience new things and try new ideas. It also talks about thinking of yourself as creative and trying to change your thinking so that you look at things from d [...]
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A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative By Roger Von Oech This is the 25th anniversary edition of the creativity classic by Dr Roger von Oech Over the years, A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD has been praised by business people, educators, scientists, homemakers, artists, youth leaders, and many The book has been stimulating creativity in millions of readers, translated into eleven languages, and used in seminars around thThis is the 25th anniversary edition of the creativity classic by Dr Roger von Oech Over the years, A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD has been praised by business people, educators, scientists, homemakers, artists, youth leaders, and many The book has been stimulating creativity in millions of readers, translated into eleven languages, and used in seminars around the world Now Roger von Oech s fully illustrated and updated volume is filled with even provocative puzzles, anecdotes, exercises, metaphors, cartoons, questions, quotations, stories, and tips designed to systematically break through your mental blocks and unlock your mind for creative thinking This new edition will attract an entire new generation of readers with updated and mind stretching material.

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