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Origins, ethics, and virtues of humour
John Morreall - SUNY Press - 1986 - 285 pages

The Philosophy of Laughter and Humor

2023 May 16 | by Arduino Mancini Creative thinking - Effective thinking

Laughing represents a positive and fulfilling experience. It makes us feel better because, in difficult situations, laughter provides us with the opportunity to take an emotional distance from what is happening, seizing a structure that enables us to perceive them as funny rather than tragic. An example? The famous quote by Oscar Wilde, who on […]

The complete guide to learning and using the most powerful thinking tool in the Universe
Tony Buzan - Watkins Pub Ltd - 2018 - 233 pages

Mind Map Mastery

2021 October 11 | by Arduino Mancini Creative thinking - Effective thinking - Problem solving

How to use the most powerful tool to help the brain to think, create, study, organise… What is a mind map? It is a form of graphic presentation of thought (ideas, knowledge, …) developed in its many aspects by the English cognitive psychologist Tony Buzan. Basically, the tool consists in using visual memory to structure […]

Why Success Always Starts with Failure
Tim Harford - 2012 - Hachette - 352 pages


2021 May 13 | by Arduino Mancini Creative thinking

Organizations and social structures of different kinds tend to rely on the guidance of a leader or a small group of people who are considered to possess adequate competencies: it so happens that we ask a politician, a manager or a guru to face and solve complex issues for us and we rely on their […]

A comprehensive single-volume review in creative thinking
Edited by by Robert J. Sternberg - Cambridge University Press - 1998


2019 June 13 | by Arduino Mancini Creative thinking

The goal of the Handbook of Creativity is to provide the most comprehensive, definitive, and authoritative single-volume review available in the field of creativity. To this end, the book contains 22 chapters covering a wide range of issues and topics in this field, all written by distinguished leaders: psychometric approaches, creative cognition, creativity across cultures, […]

How to Build a Creative Company
Robert I. Sutton - Free Press - 2007

Weird Ideas That Work

2019 June 13 | by Arduino Mancini Creative thinking

In this book, Robert I. Sutton proposes a decalogue of weird ideas to be applied in companies that want to become competitive. These ideas are divided into eleven (and a half) points and are based on theories and research-proven both academically and practically, to promote creativity and innovation. Any examples? Who would have thought that […]

Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
David Kelley, Tom Kelley - Willian Collins - 2015

Creative Confidence

2019 June 13 | by Arduino Mancini Creative thinking

Today I present you a powerful and inspiring book from the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm, on unleashing the creativity that lies within each of us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of creative types. However, two of the foremost experts in innovation, design and creativity […]

A Handbook of Creative-thinking Techniques
Michael Michalko - Ten Speed Press - 2006


2019 April 08 | by Arduino Mancini Creative thinking

In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas? Is creativity a gift, or can it be learned, as in many other disciplines? In this innovative book, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you learn thinking techniques that you would […]