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A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative

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Praised by business people, educators, and scientists for 25 years, this book has been stimulating creativity in millions of readers. This updated ... Show synopsis

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  • Interesting Mar 13, 2011
    by futureteacher

    This is a very interesting book. Von Oech really makes you think and stretches your mind. I am definitely more of a creative thinker after reading this book.

  • GREAT BOOK ! Jul 12, 2007
    by Daybreak7

    Too often we, as humans, tend to search for the 'ONE right answer' -- and often we do find a 'right answer.' But this book suggests that we should search for more than a 'right answer' that we should search for several 'right answers' and then select from among them.
    I am a computer programmer, by trade, and have often encountered situations that seem to call for 'minor code' changes. As I start making them, the code becomes like a monster, growing more legs and arms, and to say the least overwhelming me. Using some of the ideas presented in this book, I have on occasion removed ALL the code that I had previously written for this change, and approached the problem again with MUCH better results.
    We need to step back more often and examine what we are doing from a fresh perspective....and this is what Roger von Oech suggests. I highly recommend the book to all, especially those who don't believe they need it !

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