Michael Michalko unveils the secrets of creative genius and brings life-changing creative techniques within everyone’s reach. His arsenal of powerful creative thinking tools can be used to tackle virtually any type of technical problem and to create new ideas. Without a doubt, his tools are the closest thing there is to a tactical instruction manual for thinking like a genius. His tools will help you approach problems with new vision, and you will discover a world of innovative solutions to everyday, and some not-so-everyday, challenges.


Michael Michalko is an internationally acclaimed creative thinking expert and the author of the following media:

THINKERTOYS – A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques


Creative-Thinking Techniques

New Edition

ISBN: 1-58008-773-6
416 pages
Ten Speed Press

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This book presents dozens of field-tested, immediately usable tools for generating ideas and stimulating creativity, and you will gain an understanding of over 100 creativity techniques that can be applied to problems, opportunities, or situations. The principles and methodologies include a variety of options developed by Michael Michalko, and the strategies are easily adapted to specific needs or industries.

The Secrets of Creative Genius

ISBN: 1-58008-311-0
309 pages
Ten Speed Press

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This trailblazing book shows you how to use the thinking secrets of hundreds of history’s greatest thinkers, from Leonardo DaVinci to Pablo Picasso. By becoming familiar with concepts that result in original thought and examining a variety of creative thinking techniques, you learn to “see what others do not see” and to “think what others are not thinking.” The result is an “opportunity mindset.”

Putting Your Imagination to Work

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ISBN: 1-60868-024-X
256 pages
New World Library

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This new book shows that in every field of endeavor our natural creativity is limited by the prejudices of logic and the structure of accepted categories and concepts. Through step-by-step exercises, illustrated strategies, and inspiring real-world example, this book will show you how to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of your subconscious mind. You’ll liberate your thinking and literally expand your imagination.
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A Brainstorming Card Deck


ISBN: 1-58008-772-8
56 Cards, 64 pages
Boxed kit with book
Ten Speed Press

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This ingenious pack of brainstorming cards was developed to assist people in stimulating their creativity and foster new and different ideas. It is a great tool for coming up with creative ideas for developing new (or changing existing) products, services, names, businesses, processes, marketing materials, etc. — anything you need to think about in fresh, new ways.


Creative Thinking with Michael Michalko by Miriam Knight of NEW CONSCIOUSNESS REVIEW


Michael Michalko is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world and author of the best sellers Thinkertoys, Cracking Creativity, and ThinkPak. In this interview with NCR Radio he talks about his latest book, Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work. He explains why creative thinking is often counterintuitive and some methods that may help you develop your next fantastic idea.