‘A Whack on the Side of the Head’

Day 12

Still one day off but catching up. I’m ready for the creative juices to start flowing!

A few friends and I have been reading and discussing books about creativity. The last title was “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. This time we are reading Roger von Oech’s classic, “A Whack on the Side of the Head.”

The weather being what it is: snowy and 24, we are meeting at a local brewery, where it’s warm. Tomorrow it’s supposed to be rainy and 40. What’s that stupid saying about the weather in Michigan: “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute”?

Back to the book. We are just starting tonight, but so far my favorite insight: “Life is ambiguous: there are many right answers – all depending on what you were looking for. But if you think there’s only one right answer, then you’ll stop looking as soon as you find one.”

So far this book has really got me thinking differently.

4 Replies to “‘A Whack on the Side of the Head’”

  1. Yes, wonderful book. I got a copy 20 years ago and included some of the insights in the very first Thinking Skill Optimization training programs I did.
    When you are done with that you can consider Michael Gelb’s How to Think like Leonardo daVinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day

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