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Inside the Box

Nonfiction: Business & Economics / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Unabridged   8.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/11/2013

Inside the Box

A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622311620
Digital Download ISBN:9781622311637


This counterintuitive and powerfully effective approach to creativity demonstrates how every corporation and organization can develop an innovative culture.

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Product Description

The traditional attitude toward creativity in the American business world is to “think outside the box ”: to brainstorm without restraint in hopes of coming up with a breakthrough idea, often in moments of crisis. Sometimes it works, but it’s a problem-specific solution that does nothing to engender creative thinking more generally.

Inside the Box demonstrates Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT), a method that systemizes creativity as part of the corporate culture. SIT requires thinking “inside the box, ” working in one’s familiar world to create new ideas independent of specific problems.

Dozens of books discuss how to make creative thinking part of a corporate culture, but none takes the innovative and unconventional approach of Inside the Box. SIT’s techniques and principles have instilled creative thinking into such companies as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, and other industry leaders. Inside the Box shows how corporations have successfully used SIT in business settings as diverse as medicine, technology, new product development, and food packaging. With “inside the box ” thinking, companies of any size can become sufficiently creative to solve problems even before they develop and to innovate on an ongoing basis.


“A powerful selection of strategies any business leader will want to review, packaged in an engaging audio format that lends to listening in the car, on the job, and at home.”
      —California Bookwatch

“[A] bouncy yet grounded nod to the creative impulse.”
      —Kirkus Reivews

“A captivating and fun read that adds insight to product design. Recommended for all audiences.”
      —Library Journal

“Among the few ideas that have fundamentally changed how I look at life is the idea that creativity can be simple and systematic. In this book, Jacob and Drew explain the basic building blocks for creativity and, by doing so, help all of us better express our potential.”
      —Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational

Author Bio

DREW BOYD is a consultant in the fields of innovation, marketing, persuasion, and social media. He is assistant professor of Marketing and Innovation at the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

JACOB GOLDENBERG is a marketing professor at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. He studies creativity, new product development, innovation, market dynamics, and the effects of social networks.

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