Episode #134: How to Carve Out Creative Space

With Amy Whitaker, author of Art Thinking

amy whitakerUp 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

Amy’s Resources

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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