• How to Get Ideas

  • By: Jack Foster
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-30-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (215 ratings)

Regular price: $16.95

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Publisher's Summary

Written by Jack Foster, a creative director for various advertising agencies with more than 40 years experience, How to Get Ideas (over 90,000 copies sold and translated into 15 languages) is a fun, accessible, and practical guide that takes the mystery and confusion out of developing new ideas.
©2007 Jack Foster; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"How to Get Ideas answers the basic questions of where do ideas come from, why do some people get so many of them, and is there some secret technique to getting more of them. [The book] answers these questions and demonstrates that any reader, regardless of age or skill, employment or training, can come up with more ideas, faster and easier than ever before in his or her life. Author Jack Foster shows how to condition the mind and become 'idea-prone'; how to make the child within us and our sense of humor work for us; how to develop our curiosity, visualize our goals, rethinking our thinking, combine different ideas, and overcome our fear of rejection." (Midwest Book Review)
"Quite simply, the best book on creativity I have ever seen." (Scientific American)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ahmed on 02-01-10

Great Audio Book

This is a great book that will put you on the right track to coming up with ideas. Not only is this book about ideas its also about how to live a more exciting life. The things mentioned may seem obvious but if its not pointed out in the way it is in this book then it will take you a long time to find out yourself.

Enjoyed the way the book was read, plenty of examples and scenarios from the author's life on how to come up with ideas.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 09-03-12


What made the experience of listening to How to Get Ideas the most enjoyable?

I listen on my commute to and from work on my bike. I can actually apply a few of his idea making techniques that very day!

What did you like best about this story?

The quotes! I love quotes! He has them in the beginning of every chapter.

Which character – as performed by Johnny Heller – was your favorite?


What insight do you think you’ll apply from How to Get Ideas?

Too many to write. He affirmed many strategies that I already use, which was interesting to me.

Any additional comments?

I am a psychotherapist, not a sales or marketing person, and I found this extremely useful and applicable to many of the situations clients explain as "stuck" or "in rut." I highly recommend it. Very upbeat !

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Reacher14 on 10-20-16

Worth a listen

Enjoyed the book, some useful ideas to use. Bought because I am stagnating in sales and need some new ideas

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5 out of 5 stars
By mr Peter Mo on 10-09-15


This was a great listen. I am actually trying to take these suggestions and live by them.

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5 out of 5 stars
By N. NELSON on 01-07-16

Motivation in words

Really enjoyed this book and have bookmarked so many areas to revisit that I'll be back to listen again soon. If, like me, you're trying to find ideas to move forward in your own mind then this book is for you.

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