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Publisher's Summary

The classic study of the creative process from the national best-selling author of Flow, Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals what leads to these moments - be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab - so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on nearly 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists, to politicians and business leaders, to poets and artists, as well as his 30 years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous flow theory to explore the creative process. He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the "tortured genius" is largely a myth. Most important, he explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world.
©2013 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
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4 out of 5 stars
By John Funk on 04-19-16

Great Insights into Creativity and Creative People

What did you love best about Creativity?

This book from the psychologist who coined the term "flow" focuses on what differentiates extraordinarily creative people. In this book he does a wonderful job of discussing how a domain and the field devoted to that domain impact the creative people in that field. He also brings out lots of great insights from his studies of extraordinarily creative people and touches on what it takes to develop the meta-skill of being able to turn almost any activity into an occasion of flow.

It's great material for anyone who fosters creativity in others or for people looking to better understand and harness their own creativity.

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By Elan Sun Star on 08-18-17

Astounding! So relevant and detailed!

What made the experience of listening to Creativity the most enjoyable?

Everything
I have been waiting for a book like this from MC for a long time.
Brilliant and practical and quantitative.
I love Sean Pratt's narrations.I have over 40 books of his narration
You will love this new gift to the world!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marcus on 11-21-15

Excellent

Practical, compelling listening if you're interested in developing your own creativity and others'. Highly recommended

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By David on 10-17-16

An insightful and practical exploration of creativity.

Once again Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates why his research is so well respected. A practical and thorough investigation into creative individuals that challenges me to think bigger and better.

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