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“Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention”
by Csikszentmihalyi

7 April 2023

The book, in one sentence

"Creativity is a ground-breaking book that explores the psychology of creativity and how it can be cultivated in individuals and organizations.

Short Summary

Creativity is a groundbreaking book exploring the psychology of creativity and how it can be cultivated in individuals and organizations.

Csikszentmihalyi argues that creativity is a process that can be learned and developed through practice and discipline rather than a rare gift reserved for a select few.

He describes the characteristics of creative people, including a willingness to take risks, an ability to see problems from different angles, and a deep sense of purpose.

Csikszentmihalyi also provides practical guidance on cultivating creativity in everyday life, including tips on developing a creative mindset, finding inspiration, and breaking creative blocks.


Three key takeaways

  1. Creativity is not a rare gift. The process can be learned and developed through practice and discipline.
  2. Creative people share certain traits, including risk-taking and a deep sense of purpose.
  3. Creativity can be cultivated daily by developing a creative mindset, finding inspiration, and overcoming creative blocks.

Why Should I Read This Book?

“Creativity is an intriguing exploration of the psychology of creativity and how to cultivate this in individuals and organizations.

Csikszentmihalyi’s insights and practical guidance can help you unlock your creative potential and achieve greater personal and professional fulfillment.

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