Inspired by Matt Richtel audiobook

Inspired: Understanding Creativity: A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul

By Matt Richtel
Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063025530

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200858651

  • ISBN: 9798200858644

  • ISBN: 9798200858668

Runtime: 11.54 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

"Remarkable. This profound volume informs and inspires." —PW, STARRED review

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times science reporter acclaimed for “bring[ing] scientific concepts to life” (Bill Gates), a pathbreaking new investigation into the mysteries of human creativity

How does creativity work? Where does inspiration come from? What are the secrets of our most revered creators? How can we maximize our creative potential?

THIS IS THE STORY OF HOW WE CREATE.

Creativity defines the human experience. It sparks achievement and innovation in art, science, technology, business, sports, and virtually every activity. It has fueled human progress on a global level, but it equally is the source of profound personal satisfaction for individual creators. And yet the origins of creative inspiration and the methods by which great creators tap into it have long been a source of mystery, spoken of in esoteric terms, our rational understanding shrouded in complex jargon. Until now.

Inspired is a book about the science of creativity, distilling an explosion of exciting new research from across the world. Through narrative storytelling, Richtel marries these findings with timeless insight from some of the world’s great creators as he deconstructs the authentic nature of creativity, its biological and evolutionary origins, its deep connection to religion and spirituality, the way it bubbles in each of us, urgent and essential, waiting to be tapped.

Many of the questions Richtel addresses are practical: What are the traits of successful creators? Under which conditions does creativity thrive? How can we move past creative blocks? The ultimate message of Inspired is that creativity is more accessible than many might imagine, as necessary, beautiful, and fulfilling as any essential part of human nature.

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Author

Author Bio: Matt Richtel

Author Bio: Matt Richtel

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times technology journalist and a novelist. His first book, Hooked, was a critically acclaimed bestseller. His fiction, like his journalism, focuses on the impact of technology on how people live, behave, and love in the twenty-first century. He won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his series on distracted driving. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 11.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English