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The Dance of the Possible

The powers of creative thinking can be yours if you’re willing to laugh and learn in this concise, cliche free and memorable short audiobook.


This short, fast paced, irreverent guide to creativity is for everyone who wants better ideas and to finish projects they inspire. In 21 short chapters you'll discover a fresh way to understand creative thinking, how ideas work, plus insights from decades of study on both how to be more productive and creative at the same time.

With challenging chapters on topics like creative confidence, making bold decisions, and separating the need for feedback from the desire for encouragement, even if you've read other books on the subject or if this is your first, The Dance of The Possible will surprise you, make you think, laugh and perhaps even dance when you get back to work.

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“Concisely debunks all kinds of misconceptions about the creative process in a book that’s no-nonsense, fun, and inspiring.”

Mason Currey, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

“This new nugget of genius from Scott is the best thing I've read about creativity in a long time.”

Dan Roam, The Back of The Napkin and Draw To Win



Prove people wrong. They say it can’t be done? Do it. They tell you it’s a waste of time? Waste away.
Perfection is a prison and a self-made one. Whatever you’re making, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Perfection is an illusion.
A central skill any creative person needs is a mastery of time, which means a mastery of habits. There will always be easier things in our lives than creative work.
All projects are a dance between two forces, expanding to consider more ideas and shrinking to narrow things
down enough to finish.
Finding good ideas is always easier after inventing some terrible ones first.
the first thing to learn if you want to make things yourself is to remember this little mantra: all ideas are
made of other ideas.
A first principle of creativity is that ideas are everywhere.
If there's something you want to do, you must simply go and do it. If you want to be better at something, do it more often. If you want to improve faster, ask someone who knows more than you to watch you and give their advice.
The great surprise for people with
good ideas is the gap between how an
idea feels in their mind and how it feels
when they put the idea to work.
The ability to see an idea, or a thing, from many different perspectives is among the greatest assets a thinking person can have.
You must learn to love your mind, to nurture it by feeding it quality ideas and thoughts, and give it time to
prove what it can do.

About the author

Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on creativity, philosophy, culture, business and many other subjects. He’s the author of six books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. His work has appeared, or been mentioned, in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, National Public Radio, The Huffington Post and other media.


“This book will undoubtedly increase your abilities to invent, innovate, inspire, and make things that matter. It’s fun, it’s funny, and it’s phenomenally effective.”

Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken and SuperBetter

“A fun, funny, no-BS guide to finding new ideas and finishing them. Instantly useful.”

Ramez Naam

“You’ll find a lot to steal from this short, inspiring guide to being creative. Made me want to get up and make stuff!”

Austin Kleon, How To Steal Like An Artist

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