Die besten 52 Bücher zu Creative Flow

Creative Flow is an essential aspect of personal and professional success. Tapping into your innate creativity can lead to innovative ideas and improved problem-solving skills. Our curated list of books is here to help you unlock your creative potential.

From overcoming creative blocks to discovering new ways to express yourself, these books offer a range of insights and techniques to help you unleash your creativity. So, why not take the plunge and ignite your creative flow with one of these inspiring reads?
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Creative Flow Bücher: Flow von Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Psychology of Optimal Experience
4.4 (945 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Flow?

Flow (1990) explores how we can experience enjoyment in our lives by controlling our attention and strengthening our resolve. This is achieved by being immersed in an activity or subject that makes us neither anxious (if it’s too hard), nor bored (if it’s too easy). In this “flow state” we lose our self-consciousness, selfishness and sense of time. Using goal-setting and immediate feedback, we can achieve a state of flow that improves our relationship with work, increases our self-worth and gives our lives meaning.

Wer Flow lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to be more engaged with their relationships, their work or the world
  • Anyone aiming to rise out of mediocrity and gain mastery over something
  • Anyone who wants to know how their health can be improved by ancient wisdom and diverse cultures

Creative Flow Bücher: Manage Your Day-To-Day von 99U and Jocelyn K. Glei

Manage Your Day-To-Day

99U and Jocelyn K. Glei
Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
4.1 (200 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Manage Your Day-To-Day?

Manage Your Day-To-Day is a collection of ideas, wisdom and tips from well-known creative people. It offers readers valuable insights on how to develop effective work routines, stay focused and unleash their creativity.

Wer Manage Your Day-To-Day lesen sollte

  • Anyone who needs to be creative every day
  • Anyone who is interested in how to be more productive at work
  • Anyone who wants to get more enjoyment out of their creative work

Creative Flow Bücher: Creative Confidence von Tom and David Kelley

Creative Confidence

Tom and David Kelley
Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
4.2 (188 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Creative Confidence?

Creative Confidence shows us the amazing value and impact that creativity has in our everyday lives. In fact, being able to think creatively can increase your happiness and success in both your professional and personal spheres. Luckily, artists and musicians don’t have a monopoly on creativity. With the right techniques and mind-set, anyone can think creatively.

Wer Creative Confidence lesen sollte

  • Anybody interested in the process of innovation
  • Anybody who wants to rekindle their own creative energy
  • Anybody who wants to change the world for the better

Creative Flow Bücher: Ignore Everybody von Hugh MacLeod

Ignore Everybody

Hugh MacLeod
And 39 Other Keys To Creativity
3.9 (58 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Ignore Everybody?

In Ignore Everybody, author Hugh MacLeod encourages you to unlock and embrace your inner creative spirit and live your artistic dream. Pulled from his personal and professional experience, MacLeod reminds us that inspiration can happen at any time, and to be truly successful, you can’t let criticism get you down. If you’re thinking of giving up your desk job for the artistic life, this book will help you do so while offering sage advice on how to get your work into the wider world.

Wer Ignore Everybody lesen sollte

  • Aspiring artists and other creative types
  • Anyone suffering from a creative block
  • Anyone wanting to give up their day job to become an artist

Creative Flow Bücher: Uncertainty von Jonathan Fields


Jonathan Fields
Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance
4.4 (117 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Uncertainty?

Uncertainty (2011) offers us the chance to tackle our fear of failure and the unknown, and discover the steps we can take to be focused, productive, confident and successful.

Wer Uncertainty lesen sollte

  • Creatives who want to make the most of their potential
  • Anyone who has to deal with uncertainty and stress in their profession
  • Anyone who wants to understand the secret of people who seem to have no fear

Creative Flow Bücher: The Eureka Factor von John Kounios & Mark Beeman

The Eureka Factor

John Kounios & Mark Beeman
Creative Insights and the Brain
4.3 (54 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Eureka Factor?

The Eureka Factor (2015) looks at the remarkable phenomena of insights and creativity, and how the two are intertwined. By laying out the latest scientific research, it sheds light on how insights work, including what supports and hinders them. In addition, it provides powerful advice on how everyone can train themselves to have more eureka moments.

Wer The Eureka Factor lesen sollte

  • Anyone hoping to have more “aha moments” in their life
  • Curious thinkers interested in the origins of creativity

Creative Flow Bücher: How to Fly a Horse von Kevin Ashton

How to Fly a Horse

Kevin Ashton
The Secret History of Creation, Invention and Discovery
4.1 (18 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in How to Fly a Horse?

How to Fly a Horse (2015) delves into the process of creation and ultimately discovers that the very act itself is far more ordinary than we often think. In fact, in building upon the creative work of generations of thinkers, anyone can create, as long as they have the grit and determination to do so.

Wer How to Fly a Horse lesen sollte

  • Anyone lacking the confidence to follow through with a new idea
  • Anyone interested in the process of creation

Creative Flow Bücher: InGenius von Tina Seelig


Tina Seelig
A Crash Course on Creativity
4.6 (26 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in InGenius?

InGenius (2012) unlocks the secrets to the creativity we all have, whether we know it or not! From new thinking habits to motivating attitudes to environments with incentives, these blinks will guide you toward kindling your own creative spark.

Wer InGenius lesen sollte

  • Creatives from any field
  • Business leaders seeking to foster creativity in their teams
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to think outside the box!

Creative Flow Bücher: Big Magic von Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert
Creative Living Beyond Fear
4.2 (266 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Big Magic?

Big Magic (2015) explores what both frightens and thrills us: turning our creative ideas into reality. These blinks provide helpful strategies that’ll enable you to manage the fears, frustrations and blocks of creating, allowing you to channel the playfulness you need to express yourself freely.

Wer Big Magic lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to explore their creative side
  • Writers struggling with half-finished projects and creative block
  • Students seeking advice on how to chase their creative dreams

Creative Flow Bücher: Creativity von Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Psychology of Discovery and Invention
4.1 (163 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Creativity?

Creativity (1996) is an exploration of how creative people produce groundbreaking ideas. It unpacks the commonalities between creatives and their backgrounds, and explains exactly what it is that makes a creative person able to give birth to unique concepts.

Wer Creativity lesen sollte

  • Artists, writers and scientists exploring human creativity
  • Creative types who dance to the beat of their own drum
  • Anyone looking for creative inspiration

Creative Flow Bücher: Daily Rituals von Mason Currey

Daily Rituals

Mason Currey
How Artists Work
3.7 (104 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Daily Rituals?

Daily Rituals (2013) is an entertaining and illuminating collection of the daily routines of great minds and artists. Including the work habits of people such as Jane Austen, Ludwig van Beethoven and Pablo Picasso, it offers insights into the best ways to maximize efficiency and prevent writer’s block, as well as tips on how to get by in the creative world.

Wer Daily Rituals lesen sollte

  • Those interested in quirky facts about inspiring people
  • Artists, academics and freelancers
  • Anyone who wants to enrich their life with new rituals

Creative Flow Bücher: The Artist's Way von Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way

Julia Cameron
A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
4.2 (250 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Artist's Way?

Everyone has the potential to create great art. The problem is, we're often held back by our doubts, past experiences and even the people around us. The Artist's Way (1994) is full of advice about connecting with your artistic side so you can realize your creative dreams.

Wer The Artist's Way lesen sollte

  • Artists and creative types of all kinds
  • People discouraged from pursuing their artistic dreams
  • Anyone struggling to motivate their creative selves

Creative Flow Bücher: Stretch von Scott Sonenshein


Scott Sonenshein
Unlock The Power of Less and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined
4.0 (39 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Stretch?

Stretch (2017) is your guide to discovering your true creative potential. These blinks will teach you how to identify the resources, both internal and external, that you need to unlock new possibilities, reach for the stars and excel at life.  

Wer Stretch lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs in search of new strategic approaches
  • People who think that more is always better
  • Business people stuck in a creative rut

Creative Flow Bücher: Let Me Out von Peter Himmelman

Let Me Out

Peter Himmelman
Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life
4.3 (46 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Let Me Out?

Let Me Out (2016) offers techniques for overcoming the fears that delay or hamper new projects. The book advocates a series of useful methods designed to nurture creativity and boost the imagination. It’s about opening the floodgates to new ideas and making them a reality.

Wer Let Me Out lesen sollte

  • People who want to start new projects but are afraid to take the first step
  • Creatives who feel stuck in a rut
  • Anyone who feels past bad experiences are holding them back

Creative Flow Bücher: Too Fast to Think von Chris Lewis

Too Fast to Think

Chris Lewis
How to Reclaim Your Creativity in a Hyper-connected Work Culture
3.9 (52 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Too Fast to Think?

Too Fast to Think (2016) serves as a handy reminder to reevaluate the way you use your mind in this rapid, ever-changing era. These blinks explain why social media has such a negative effect on people and how you can bolster your creativity by giving your brain a break.

Wer Too Fast to Think lesen sollte

  • Young people addicted to social media
  • Artists stuck for inspiration
  • People suffering from stress

Creative Flow Bücher: Messy von Tim Harford


Tim Harford
How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World
4.2 (130 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Messy?

Messy (2016) is all about order and tidiness, or rather, why they’re overrated. These blinks explain how a preoccupation with neatness can stand between us and success, how messiness can boost creativity and why everyone should embrace a little disorder.

Wer Messy lesen sollte

  • Anyone who’s afraid of messiness
  • Entrepreneurs looking for a creative spark
  • Professionals who are wary of improvisation

Creative Flow Bücher: Wired To Create von Scott Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire

Wired To Create

Scott Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire
Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind
4.6 (152 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Wired To Create?

Wired to Create (2015) attempts to make sense of that elusive human trait, creativity. It traces recent discoveries in neuroscience and psychology by exploring the habits and practices of highly creative people. The “messy minds” and contradictory traits of creative achievers reveal the importance of habits such as imaginative play and daydreaming, passion and intuition or openness and sensitivity, all of which have been central to great art and innovation throughout human history.

Wer Wired To Create lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to increase creative expression in their life and work
  • People curious about how creative minds function
  • Artists or innovators seeking inspiration for their own processes

Creative Flow Bücher: An Audience of One von Srinivas Rao

An Audience of One

Srinivas Rao
Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake
4.3 (101 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in An Audience of One?

An Audience of One (2018) takes readers on a deep dive into the day-to-day life of the creative mind. Author Srinivas Rao uses his own life experience, as well as plenty of wisdom from other artists and creatives, to explain why there is little happiness or satisfaction in a life spent trying to please others. Rao offers practical and scientific evidence that shows how a rewarding creative life is all about embracing the process and being true to your own vision rather than the expectations of others.

Wer An Audience of One lesen sollte

  • Artists and writers who’d like to be more productive
  • Entrepreneurs eager to get closer to their creative side
  • Anyone suffering from creative block

Creative Flow Bücher: The Icarus Deception von Seth Godin

The Icarus Deception

Seth Godin
How High Will You Fly?
4.4 (88 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Icarus Deception?

The Icarus Deception (2012) takes aim at a myth as old as the ancient Greeks – that aiming high is bound to end in tears. Icarus might have flown too close to the sun, but we usually forget that he was also warned not to fly too low. Why does that matter? Well, we’re living in a new economy in which maintaining altitude on cruise control just won’t cut it. The new, global and connected economy is here to stay, and once “safe” jobs are being automated. Those who want to thrive better set their sights high. And that means one thing above all: living and working creatively.

Wer The Icarus Deception lesen sollte

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Dreamers
  • Artists

Creative Flow Bücher: Creative Superpowers von Laura Jordan Bambach, Mark Earls, Daniele Fiandaca and Scott Morrison

Creative Superpowers

Laura Jordan Bambach, Mark Earls, Daniele Fiandaca and Scott Morrison
Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity
4.5 (82 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Creative Superpowers?

Creative Superpowers (2018) is a one-stop guide to hacking your creativity, crafted by a crack team of high-flyers who’ve put their own advice into practice. Packed with useful tips and timely insights, this is the matchbox you’ve been looking for to spark those dormant creative fires.

Wer Creative Superpowers lesen sollte

  • Marketing experts
  • Digital designers
  • Entrepreneurs

Creative Flow Bücher: The Creative Thinking Handbook von Chris Griffiths & Melina Costi

The Creative Thinking Handbook

Chris Griffiths & Melina Costi
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Problem Solving in Business
4.0 (382 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Creative Thinking Handbook?

The Creative Thinking Handbook (2019) breaks down how to successfully apply creativity to solve challenges in today’s business and professional world. Starting with confronting the habits that block effective problem-solving, Chris Griffiths and Melina Costi present a strategy for kick-starting creative thinking and sustaining it throughout your project, business, and career. 

Wer The Creative Thinking Handbook lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to up their creative problem-solving skills
  • Business leaders and managers who want to build a culture of creativity
  • People who want to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing world

Creative Flow Bücher: Keep Going von Austin Kleon

Keep Going

Austin Kleon
10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
4.6 (191 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Keep Going?

Full of practical tips, techniques and strategies for fostering creativity, Keep Going (2019) provides readers with a wide variety of ways to persevere in the face of difficulties with their creative work. While the text is written primarily with professional and non-professional artists in mind, the ideas are applicable to anyone whose job or pastime requires creativity. 

Wer Keep Going lesen sollte

  • Artists looking for inspiration  
  • Creative professionals and hobbyists feeling stuck in a rut 
  • Teachers, entrepreneurs, activists and anyone else whose work could use a boost of creativity

Creative Flow Bücher: The Human Edge von Greg Orme

The Human Edge

Greg Orme
How Curiosity and Creativity are Your Superpowers in the Digital Economy
4.5 (248 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Human Edge?

The Human Edge (2019) is a guidebook to help you learn skills that will set you apart and safeguard your career in the digital economy. In a world where Artificial Intelligence can perform some tasks faster and more efficiently than we can, these blinks will show you how to develop your human superpowers and thrive in the workplace.

Wer The Human Edge lesen sollte

  • People who want to future-proof their careers
  • Managers who want to upskill their staff
  • HR managers interested in how AI will impact work

Creative Flow Bücher: Think Like a Rocket Scientist von Ozan Varol

Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Ozan Varol
Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life
4.5 (365 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Think Like a Rocket Scientist?

Think Like a Rocket Scientist (2020) reveals the strategies that rocket scientists use to innovate, problem-solve, and bring the unimaginable into fruition. By learning the techniques that scientists use every day, you’ll gain powerful tools that will help you fulfill both your professional and personal dreams.

Wer Think Like a Rocket Scientist lesen sollte

  • Seekers of original thought
  • Business managers looking for cutting-edge solutions
  • Victims of fear who hold themselves back

Creative Flow Bücher: The Runaway Species von Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman

The Runaway Species

Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman
How Human Creativity Remakes the World
4.4 (57 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Runaway Species?

The Runaway Species (2017) is a gripping account of human creativity. Examining the principles that underlie our inventiveness, as well as real-world examples of creative breakthroughs, it offers a novel account of the abilities that make our species unique.

Wer The Runaway Species lesen sollte

  • Artistic types wondering how creativity works
  • Entrepreneurs trying to develop the next big thing
  • Anyone who wants to become a bit more inventive

Creative Flow Bücher: Hyperfocus von Chris Bailey


Chris Bailey
How to Work Less to Achieve More
4.4 (652 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Hyperfocus?

Hyperfocus (2018) is a straightforward guide to reclaiming your attention that lays out how you can boost both your productivity and creativity by learning to redirect your focus. Combining periods of intense concentration with spells of creative thinking sets the foundation for a brighter, more efficient version of you.

Wer Hyperfocus lesen sollte

  • Highfliers trying to become even more efficient
  • Procrastinators with shrinking attention spans
  • Creatives looking to discover exciting new ideas

Creative Flow Bücher: The Practice von Seth Godin

The Practice

Seth Godin
Shipping Creative Work
4.6 (160 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Practice?

The Practice (2020) is a handbook for both creative professionals and creatives looking to professionalize. Author Seth Godin busts the myths that creatives are lone geniuses and creativity can’t be taught and offers practical tips and insights for bolstering creative confidence and deepening creative practice.

Wer The Practice lesen sollte

  • Creatives who want to turn their passion into their profession
  • Creative professionals who want to get to the top of their field
  • Anyone who’s struggling through a creative block

Creative Flow Bücher: The Creator Mindset von Nir Bashan

The Creator Mindset

Nir Bashan
92 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability
4.2 (136 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Creator Mindset?

The Creator Mindset (2020) is a comprehensive guide to incorporating creativity into everything you do. Far from being something that only artists possess, creativity is in fact an essential ingredient in any successful career or business. Unfortunately, most of us squander our full creative potential by not realizing we have it to begin with. Get ready to unlock the latent creative talent that’ll give you and your business an edge over the competition.

Wer The Creator Mindset lesen sollte

  • Professionals who want to improve their careers and businesses
  • Leaders who want to inspire their employees to be more creative
  • Anyone who wants to think and act more creatively

Creative Flow Bücher: Deep Creativity von Deborah Anne Quibell, Jennifer Leigh Selig and Dennis Patrick Slattery

Deep Creativity

Deborah Anne Quibell, Jennifer Leigh Selig and Dennis Patrick Slattery
Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit
3.6 (259 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Deep Creativity?

Deep Creativity (2019) encourages you to celebrate your inner creative impulses as a means of self-expression. The three authors tell personal stories about their creative practice and offer sage advice for how to live a creatively satisfying life.

Wer Deep Creativity lesen sollte

  • Creative souls
  • Dabblers in depth psychology
  • Searchers for inner peace and fulfillment

Creative Flow Bücher: Stealing Fire von Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal

Stealing Fire

Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
4.0 (179 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Stealing Fire?

Stealing Fire (2017) explores the controversial and exciting pursuit of altered states of consciousness. From tech entrepreneurs to BASE jumpers, meditators to festival-goers, it takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the revolutionary nonconformists trying to change the way they experience the world.

Wer Stealing Fire lesen sollte

  • Burning Man enthusiasts
  • Entrepreneurs curious about performance hacks
  • Psychology buffs interested in alternative therapies

Creative Flow Bücher: The Hidden Habits of Genius von Craig Wright

The Hidden Habits of Genius

Craig Wright
Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit – Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness
4.4 (343 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Hidden Habits of Genius?

The Hidden Habits of Genius (2020) is a guide to the traits that set geniuses apart from the rest of us. Drawing on the lives of extraordinary creatives, thinkers, and disruptors from ancient Greece to modern Japan, it traces the factors that make up the complex and fascinating phenomenon that we call “genius.”

Wer The Hidden Habits of Genius lesen sollte

  • Embryonic geniuses who want to reach their full potential
  • Students of human nature wondering what makes a genius tick
  • All those looking to boost their creative abilities

Creative Flow Bücher: Show Your Work! von Austin Kleon

Show Your Work!

Austin Kleon
10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
4.7 (270 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Show Your Work!?

Show Your Work! (2014) is your guide to becoming findable. It’s about leveraging your network instead of wasting time “networking” in the traditional sense. Filled with actionable advice, it shows how to let others into your process by being productive, open, and generous – and outlines the benefits you’ll receive in return.

Wer Show Your Work! lesen sollte

  • Creatives who want to get noticed – but hate self-promotion
  • Artists who’d like to build an audience but don’t know where to start
  • Anyone trying to cultivate a like-minded creative community

Creative Flow Bücher: How to Think More Effectively von The School of Life

How to Think More Effectively

The School of Life
A guide to greater productivity, insight and creativity
4.4 (982 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in How to Think More Effectively?

How to Think More Effectively (2020) is a simple guide to improving the way you think. Drawing lessons from sources as diverse as the feeling of envy and the prose of Proust, it lays out the characteristics of effective thoughts – and shows how you can start cultivating them.

Wer How to Think More Effectively lesen sollte

  • Reflective types who want to up their cognitive game
  • Creatives trying to release their inner potential
  • Anyone who’d like to feel a little bit smarter

Creative Flow Bücher: Lateral Thinking von Edward de Bono

Lateral Thinking

Edward de Bono
Creativity Step by Step
4.3 (394 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Lateral Thinking?

Lateral Thinking (1970) explains the important differences between vertical and lateral thinking. It offers techniques on how to strengthen your ability to think creatively – and spark important changes and innovations along the way. It also provides lessons that teachers can use to help young students develop a talent for lateral thinking.

Wer Lateral Thinking lesen sollte

  • People who want to improve at thinking outside the box
  • Teachers looking for lessons to inspire creative thinking
  • Executives eager for more productive brainstorming sessions

Creative Flow Bücher: A Minute to Think von Juliet Funt

A Minute to Think

Juliet Funt
Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work
4.5 (766 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in A Minute to Think?

A Minute to Think (2021) explores how busyness is harming our productivity – and why it's so important to take regular pauses. It reveals the mental and economic costs associated with our hectic modern working environments and explains how we can reclaim our time. 

Wer A Minute to Think lesen sollte

  • Busy professionals hoping to claw back some me-time
  • Leaders seeking to build a more creative working environment
  • Managers wanting to improve their team’s well-being

Creative Flow Bücher: Smarter Tomorrow von Elizabeth R. Ricker

Smarter Tomorrow

Elizabeth R. Ricker
How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster, and Get More Done
4.1 (785 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Smarter Tomorrow?

Smarter Tomorrow (2021) shows you how to upgrade your brain using a technique called neurohacking. You’ll learn how to improve your memory, creativity, emotional regulation, and what’s known as “executive functioning” through self-testing and experimentation – all backed up with insights from neuroscience.

Wer Smarter Tomorrow lesen sollte

  • Thinkers looking to improve their cognitive skills
  • Budding neuroscientists and brain nerds
  • Anyone looking to keep up with modern science

Creative Flow Bücher: A Room of One’s Own von Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own

Virginia Woolf
4.5 (236 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in A Room of One’s Own?

A Room of One's Own (1929) is a perceptive rumination on gender and self-expression. This extended essay explores the social and structural barriers women face when creating art.

Wer A Room of One’s Own lesen sollte

  • Artists looking for inspiring words
  • Women exploring the history of feminism 
  • Those struggling to understand social injustice

Creative Flow Bücher: The Art of Possibility von Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

The Art of Possibility

Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
Transforming Professional and Personal Life
4.5 (150 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Art of Possibility?

The Art of Possibility (2000) provides a series of strategies that will invite possibility into every aspect of your life. By putting these strategies into practice, you can fuel your creativity, enhance your problem-solving skills, and deepen your relationships with others.

Wer The Art of Possibility lesen sollte

  • Modern thinkers looking for new solutions to old problems
  • Seekers hoping for more abundance in their lives
  • Anyone interested in learning how to transcend their limitations

Creative Flow Bücher: Creative Acts for Curious People von Sarah Stein Greenberg

Creative Acts for Curious People

Sarah Stein Greenberg
How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways
4.4 (239 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Creative Acts for Curious People?

Creative Acts for Curious People (2021) collects insights about creativity and design taught in the classrooms of Stanford’s renowned Hasso Plattner School of Design, also known as the d.school. In addition to essays about the mindset and skills required for creative action, it offers over 80 practical exercises used by instructors from dozens of fields including medicine, education, and nonprofit to help improve your ability to solve problems, whether personal or on a global scale.

Wer Creative Acts for Curious People lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to boost problem-solving skills
  • Leaders seeking to improve teamwork
  • Creative practitioners from any field

Creative Flow Bücher: Seeking Wisdom von Julia Cameron

Seeking Wisdom

Julia Cameron
A Spiritual Path to Creative Connection (A Six-Week Artist's Way Program)
3.9 (192 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Seeking Wisdom?

Seeking Wisdom (2021) is a six week program for learning the power of creative prayer. Whether you are a blocked artist or an aspiring screenwriter, in these blinks, you’ll learn how one’s spiritual life can unlock creativity and create a meaningful artistic life.

Wer Seeking Wisdom lesen sollte

  • Blocked creatives
  • Fans of The Artist’s Way
  • People with a history of addiction

Creative Flow Bücher: Building a Second Brain von Tiago Forte

Building a Second Brain

Tiago Forte
A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential
4.5 (1.005 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Building a Second Brain?

Building a Second Brain (2022) by productivity expert Tiago Forte offers simple, effective, and workable solutions to one of the biggest challenges we face today: information overload. Using four key organizational principles, Forte shows how you can leverage digital tools to create a knowledge storage system as intuitive and efficient as a second brain. 

Wer Building a Second Brain lesen sollte

  • Knowledge workers whose professional success hinges on information management;
  • Students struggling to synthesize vast amounts of new information;
  • Anyone who wants to boost their calm, creativity, and productivity.

Creative Flow Bücher: Tracking Wonder von Jeffrey Davis

Tracking Wonder

Jeffrey Davis
The Surprising Path to Purpose, Connection, and Fulfillment
4.3 (167 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Tracking Wonder?

Tracking Wonder (2021) is an inspiring and practical exploration of wonder. Through reclaiming that childlike state of amazement with the world, Davis shows how we can become happier, healthier, and more creative.

Wer Tracking Wonder lesen sollte

  • Dreamers
  • Those experiencing burnout
  • Anyone fed up with toxic productivity

Creative Flow Bücher: The Hobbit von J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien
4.6 (61 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Hobbit?

The Hobbit (1937) is the classic fantasy adventure story of an unsuspecting hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Ripped unexpectedly from his idle epicurean life by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself on a journey to help a group of dwarves take back their stolen treasure from the jealous dragon Smaug. Along the way, he encounters trolls, elves, goblins, and spiders –⁠ plus a certain magic ring –⁠ and eventually finds that he had what it took to be a hero all along.

Wer The Hobbit lesen sollte

  • Fantasy lovers
  • Fans of the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit movies
  • Adventure seekers

Creative Flow Bücher: The Creative Act von Rick Rubin

The Creative Act

Rick Rubin
A Way of Being
4.6 (351 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Creative Act?

The Creative Act (2023) is a meditative manifesto about what it really means to be an artist. It contends that artists don’t have a monopoly on creativity – everyone is inherently creative. To access that creativity you just need to commit to a creative practice. By cultivating an awareness of the world around you and allowing yourself to make lots of mistakes, you’ll be able to revel in the creative process, instead of fearing it.

Wer The Creative Act lesen sollte

  • Music lovers looking for inspiration from a world-famous producer
  • Blocked creatives who want to get over their fears and start making cool stuff
  • Spiritual seekers who want to learn how to delight in the world around them

Creative Flow Bücher: Your Brain on Art von Susan Magsamen & Ivy Ross

Your Brain on Art

Susan Magsamen & Ivy Ross
How the Arts Transform Us
4.5 (320 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Your Brain on Art?

Your Brain on Art (2023) offers remarkable insights into how artistic endeavors and aesthetics – from music and dance to drawing and interior design – can rewire our brains and improve our lives.

Wer Your Brain on Art lesen sollte

  • Art and science enthusiasts
  • Anxious or stressed-out people looking for solutions
  • People curious about the benefits of art therapy

Creative Flow Bücher: Living in Flow von Sky Nelson-Isaacs

Living in Flow

Sky Nelson-Isaacs
The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World
4.2 (286 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Living in Flow?

Living in Flow (2019) invites you on a transformative journey to discover the power of synchronicity – and, through it, to create a life filled with ease, joy, and fulfillment. Unveiling the science behind meaningful coincidences, it provides practical guidance for aligning yourself with life's natural rhythms and unlocking your full potential.

Wer Living in Flow lesen sollte

  • Personal development enthusiasts
  • Science-minded individuals
  • Fans of Carl Jung

Creative Flow Bücher: The Comfort Zone von Kristen Butler

The Comfort Zone

Kristen Butler
Create a Life You Really Love with Less Stress and More Flow
4.3 (553 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Comfort Zone?

The Comfort Zone (2023) busts the age-old myth that growth only happens outside the comfort zone, and offers an alternative vision for achieving goals with ease and flow instead of stress and burnout.

Wer The Comfort Zone lesen sollte

  • Exhausted achievers looking for better results from less effort
  • Burnt-out workaholics seeking balance and joy
  • Anyone looking for more flow in pursuing their goals

Creative Flow Bücher: The Bold Ones von Shawn Kanungo

The Bold Ones

Shawn Kanungo
Innovate and Disrupt to Become Truly Indispensable
4.4 (113 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Bold Ones?

The Bold Ones (2023) is an exploration of how individuals and organizations can thrive in an era of rapid change and disruption. With anecdotes and actionable insights, it shares strategies for embracing boldness, adaptability, and innovation in the evolving landscape of business and technology.

Wer The Bold Ones lesen sollte

  • Executives trying to establish a culture of disruption
  • People in creative or artistic fields seeking inspiration
  • Innovation managers and strategists

Creative Flow Bücher: Ideaflow von Jeremy Utley & Perry Klebahn


Jeremy Utley & Perry Klebahn
The Only Business Metric That Matters
4.2 (59 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Ideaflow?

Ideaflow (2022) introduces the concept of ideaflow – the rate at which original ideas can be generated – as a key business metric. It also shares practical strategies for optimizing ideaflow at the personal and professional level.

Wer Ideaflow lesen sollte

  • Frustrated creatives who can’t seem to get their ideas flowing
  • Busy professionals who just don’t have time to be creative
  • Founders and CEOs seeking tools to drive corporate innovation

Creative Flow Bücher: Visual Thinking von Temple Grandin

Visual Thinking

Temple Grandin
The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions
4.1 (187 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Visual Thinking?

Visual Thinking (2022) offers an authoritative view on different ways of thinking, and how those differences have been crucial to many of our biggest creative advancements. It shows how society tends to be biased toward verbal thinkers – and how visual thinkers, albeit typically underserved in society, bring an array of crucial skills to various domains.

Wer Visual Thinking lesen sollte

  • Anyone curious about autism
  • Artists and creative minds
  • People interested in team-building

Creative Flow Bücher: The Tempest von William Shakespeare

The Tempest

William Shakespeare
4.5 (11 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Tempest?

The Tempest (1623) is the ultimate revenge story. After being exiled from Milan by his scheming brother, the sorcerer Prospero uses his magical powers to conjure a storm that shipwrecks his enemies on his island, where he uses a series of magical illusions to take his vengeance. 

Wer The Tempest lesen sollte

  • Shakespeare-lovers looking to fill the gaps in their knowledge of the bard’s repertoire
  • Fantasy enthusiasts interested in one of the earliest treatments of magic in literature
  • Anyone whose interest is piqued by shipwrecks, sorcery, and vengeance

Creative Flow Bücher: Well-Designed von Jon Kolko


Jon Kolko
How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love
3.7 (181 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Well-Designed?

Well-Designed (2014) is about the transformative power of empathy in product design. It explains how understanding and empathizing with users can lead to innovative and beloved products. The book offers practical advice on observing user behavior, understanding their needs, and creating products that resonate deeply with them.

Wer Well-Designed lesen sollte

  • Product designers
  • User experience professionals
  • Innovative entrepreneurs

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What's the best Creative Flow book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard Flow as the ultimate read on Creative Flow.

What are the Top 10 Creative Flow books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Manage Your Day-To-Day by 99U and Jocelyn K. Glei
  • Creative Confidence by Tom and David Kelley
  • Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod
  • Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields
  • The Eureka Factor by John Kounios & Mark Beeman
  • How to Fly a Horse by Kevin Ashton
  • InGenius by Tina Seelig
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Who are the top Creative Flow book authors?

When it comes to Creative Flow, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • 99U and Jocelyn K. Glei
  • Tom and David Kelley
  • Hugh MacLeod
  • Jonathan Fields