Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways

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7.5 X 9.9 X 1.0 inches | 2.11 pounds

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About the Author

Sarah Stein Greenberg is the executive director of the Stanford She leads a community of designers, faculty, and other innovative thinkers who help people unlock their creative abilities and apply them to the world. Sarah speaks regularly at universities and global conferences on design, business, and education. She holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business and a BA in history from Oberlin College. Sarah also serves as a trustee for global conservation organization Rare.

The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, known as the, was founded at Stanford University in 2005. Each year, nearly a thousand students from all disciplines attend classes, workshops, and programs to learn how the thinking and skills behind design can enrich their own work and unlock their creative potential.


"In Creative Acts for Curious People, [Greenberg] guides you to build your own creative skills with a fun, often light-hearted approach. But make no mistake: [Sarah's] enjoyable exercises are fully based in research and practice. Boost your creativity and learn to solve complex problems in new ways with Creative Acts for Curious People."--Success

"Whether you're an independent artist seeking new approaches to your work or a leader aiming to mentor and galvanize your people, this book has an experience for you. I plan to put it to use in my own nonprofit leadership and personal creative projects."--Susannah Felts, BookPage

"Full of practical exercises designed to spark creativity in the face of uncertainty."--Fast Company

"Attending classes at the changed my life. I learned that to build empathy and creativity, you have to break out of habits and patterns to see the world in new ways. This book is packed end to end with ways to do just that by taking any part of the design process to a new level, be it in the initial need-finding stage or deep into the execution phase. The illustrations are great too!"--Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram

"I've seen firsthand how the thinks about creativity and design. Creative Acts for Curious People makes the genius of Sarah Stein Greenberg and the available and accessible to everyone. The experiences inside this book teach both the hard and soft skills that we all need to navigate today's world with agility, resilience, and imagination."--Lorraine Twohill, chief marketing officer at Google

"Talent and intelligence are universal, but resources and opportunities are not. This book offers everyone what I experienced at the realization that when you believe in your own creativity and support people in cultivating their own, together we can create a new future."--Michael Tubbs, former mayor of Stockton, California, and founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income

"Mastering the skills of creativity, inventiveness, and improvisation may seem to be out of reach, but not if you are brave enough to read this extraordinary book. With memorable illustrations and compelling exercises, Creative Acts for Curious People clearly lays out practical ways to overcome any obstacle."--Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author of Rebel Talent