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No one knows more about how to be creative than former Python and Fawlty Towers creator John Cleese. In this handy and often amusing guide he offers insights into his creative process and how you can come up with ideas, refine them and finally put them into action.

What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you’ve hit on something that might be worth pursuing? How do you sift the wheat from the chaff? What do you do if think you’ve hit a brick wall? Throughout, not only does he give immensely helpful practical advice, but he explains what is going on in our minds as look for inspiration or grapple to improve an idea.

Learn at the feet of the master.

©2020 John Cleese (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Outstanding!!

As someone who is very creative pleasantly surprised to discover things I wasnt consciously aware off. as well as being reminded of other things I was but often take for granted. Length is perfect, narration is engaging and witty. My favourite book on Audible by far, inspired to finish writing mine now!!

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Thought provoking

Really explains what I have been trying to say to my team and colleagues for years! So short and to the point that there are no excuses for anyone not to make time to listen (or read it)!

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Deeply engaging and inspiring

It feels almost arrogant to write a review about something John Cleese has written but I enjoyed listening to his narration and the thoughts presented in his book, Creativity so much, I feel inspired to express my enjoyment through this humble review. If you’ve ever found pleasure in any of John Cleese’s master pieces, then this one won’t disappoint either. Another deeply engaging and inspiring writing from the legendary John Cleese that could teach anyone something new about what creativity really is about.

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  • 17-11-21

Great small book

It’s simply a great short book on creativity. Having Sir J. Cleese read it helps move it into subconsciousness even faster.. for me. His narrative voice is inextricably linked with childish glee of his MPython work in my mind.

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  • 21-10-21

Buy it just to listen to John Cleese

If only John had narrated it, you’d be glad that you listened to the book. It’s a fantastic performance. Five minutes in I was sold. Now getting back to the story…