Flicking Your Creative Switch: Developing Brighter Ideas for Business

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Today we need to have a more new, fresh, competitive, superior, big, standard-setting, world-class, or as Wayne writes “brighter ideas for business” than ever, in order to keep our industry (advertising) relevant and alive. Wayne’s world of thoughts for finding those high caliber ideas are inspiring. We’ve put some of them into practice, with great success. Wayne’s book cures the fear of the blank page; I wish it came in pocket size. – Michael Conrad, Vice Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide Inc. (1997-2002)

This is a book for everybody who wants to be more creative but doesn’t know where to start. It’s also for creative people who like the rest of us mortals need to jump-start their engines once in a while. Wayne Lotherington has a special gift for helping people generate big ideas and realize their creative potential. In Flicking Your Creative Switch, he shares some of his proven methods, based on 20 years in leading creative organizations, in simple language, with easy-to-use tools. — Peter Wilken, Partner, The Brand Company, Hong Kong

At last, a powerful look at the ‘how to’ ; of creativity in a way that’s inspiring, witty, and most importantly, actionable. Wayne Lotherington is the new Edward de Bono —Dr. Michael Llewellyn-Williams, Founder & President, BrandMechanics Inc., San Francisco

Nowadays successful businesses must be able to come up with new, breakthrough business ideas on-demand, and must be able to implement them at the speed of ‘e’. Wayne Lotherington offers them the best handbook on creative thinking that I’ve read. It is simple, clear, concise, actionable and inspirational. It will help any business generate better ideas than ever. If you need your business to be more creative, you need to ‘flick your creative switch’ right now. — Chris Jaques, CEO, The Bigthinking Group, UK

A surprising number of people, even in so-called creative industries such as advertising, suffer from the belief that they themselves are not creative. Wayne Lotherington will quickly prove you wrong. This book lays out Wayne’s theory of creative thinking in a simple, easy-to-grasp way. There are numerous exercises to try, and useful tools that you can apply immediately to your daily life. Having attended Wayne’s courses, I can assure any reader that your mind will be bussing with possibilities, and eager to take on new creative challenges. Anyone can be creative. Wayne’s book will give you the courage to try. —Kate Bristow, Director of Strategic Planning, M & C Saatchi, Singapore

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These days we’re all being encouraged to be more creative and innovative. And for good reason. Creative thinking and innovative actions give us the edge over our competitors, whether we are competing at school, on the football field, in the market place or at a global level. Despite it’s importance and its impact on our success, no one seems to tell us how to be creative. But this easy-to-read book can help you learn the core principles of creativity and enable you to develop the bright ideas that lead to innovative actions.

Flicking Your Creative Switch contains six inspiring creative-thinking tools that you can learn and apply immediately. Tools like Eyes of Experts, Random Word, What’s Hot and Extremes will help you come up with creative ideas in a matter of minutes. The more challenging tools of Curly Questions and Exquisite Corpse will give you a fascinating new way of looking at business – whether its yours, your client’s or that of a competitor.

Packed with examples, advice and exercises, this invaluable book will help you to:

  • Understand creativity and innovative and the relationship between the two
  • Recognise the importance of creative thinking in your business life
  • Believe in the creative power within yourself
  • Realise how your creative mind works
  • Access new creative thinking tools as and when required
  • Come up with multiple bright ideas for any business problem or opportunity
  • Develop the most important habit of all...the creative habit!

This book is a must for anyone who wants to develop brighter ideas that bring a competitive edge to themselves or to their business.

About the Author:

Wayne Lotherington is founder and CEO of Allsorts Habit Creation, an international consulting and training business with clients in Australia, Asia, and the Americas. With almost 20 years experience working for, or consulting to, many of world’s most famous advertising agencies and their clients, Wayne has built an incredible understanding of creativity, brands and consumers. His special interest in the Creative Habit is evident in every aspect of the Allsorts business, from the workshop methods employed to the creative business tools they teach. Wayne holds a degree in Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters in Administration. He has lectured in Strategic Marketing and Marketing Communications at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He is also a respected business speaker. Wayne is married to Yen and lives in Singapore.

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