What makes up the creative impulse, the creative moment? In Thinking Hats and Coloured Turbans, Kirpal Singh, one of the most powerful voices in the international arena of creativity, offers insights and challenges on this fantastic topic.
Most people, when thinking out of the box, feel comfortable thinking out of their own box, into tbeir bosses¡¯ box. This, according to the author, in one way or another, debilitates thinking. Written in a casual, personal and often irreverent style, this book takes readers on a journey of exploration and discusses the socio-cultural and linguistics dimensions which influence notions of creativity.
True to his character, Kirpal Singh does not mince his words and some hard truths are engagingly discussed. One highlight of the book is the inclusion of detailed case narratives of outstanding individuals from around the world, known for their creative thinking and innovative actions. Other key features include several appendices discussing the general frames relevant for creativity to triumph as well as a frank discussion about Singh¡¯s personal experience of teaching Creative Thinking at the Singapore Management University. Here is a book which no one can afford not to read.