Up until a few weeks ago, I’d never heard of Amy Whitaker or her new book.
It’s awesome publications though like Success Magazine (I’ve been a subscriber since 2013) that have introduced me to new books and up-and-coming authors I might have otherwise missed.
Amy’s new book is Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses, and it officially releases today, July 5, 2016.
Amy believes business thinkers can learn from artists and writers. To that Success Magazine says, “At a time when science, technology, engineering and math threaten to crowd the humanities out of American universities, Whitaker’s approach could not be more timely.”
Her book lays out a program for cultivating art thinking, and “how to leverage creative failure into progress, inventions, and new products or services.”
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In today’s episode, Amy and I discuss:
- The benefits of, and simple habits for, finding space for open-ended creative thinking
- The distinction between “judging” and “discerning” when it comes to your own work
- Practical ways to create financial security when pursuing side projects
- And a lot more…
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Amy’s Latest Book
You can order your copy of Art Thinking: How to Carve Out Creative Space in a World of Schedules, Budgets, and Bosses right now.
Amy in Action
Books Amy Recommends
The 10 Commandments of Business Failure by Daniel R. Keough
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
What I Think About When I Think About Running by Haruki Murakami
The best place to find out more about Amy is at her website.
Here, you can pick up a copy of Amy’s new book.
You might consider booking Amy to speak at your next event.
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