‘The Power of Habit’ by Charles Duhigg
‘Imagine’ and ‘How We Decide’ Jonah Lehrer
‘Life and How to Survive It’ by Robin Skynner and John Cleese.
Here is a video by Cleese on creativity.
At 9 minutes he says:
“To know how good you are at something requires the same skills as it does to be good at that thing. Which means if you are absolutely hopeless at something you lack exactly the skills that you need to know that you are absolutely hopeless at it. This is a profound discovery. Most people who have absolutely no idea of what they are doing have absolutely no idea they have no
idea what they are doing. It explains a great deal of life….It explains why so many people in charge of so many organizations have no idea what they are doing.”
‘The Artist Way’ by Julia Cameron.
Here is a link to Malcolm McLaren (Sex Pistols) on ‘His life,Authenticity versus Karoke Culture’.
McLaren says (Minute 29 on.) you need to learn to fail spectacularly and be a flâneur as described by Baudelaire.
60 Minutes on how Tel Aviv has become one of the most creative cities in the world.