Cracking Creativity; Michael Michalko; Ten Speed Press pounds 16.99
This book brings together some of the most popular creativity techniques, from using mind maps to working in groups to boost creative thinking. Strategies are described in detail. An informative book that offers something for everyone.
Best of its kind
Creativity; Michel Syrett and Jean Lammiman; Express Exec pounds 6.99
This small book is surprisingly dense, with a potted history of creativity throughout the ages, plus more up-to-date examples. It would benefit from a format that distinguishes the tips from the lengthier discourses.
Of minor interest
Test Your Creative Thinking; Lloyd King; Kogan Page pounds 7.99
King provides a selection of increasingly difficult brainteasers, involving word games, numeracy tests and visual problems. The publishers have thoughtfully provided the answers at the back. If you can resist looking at those, you'll succeed in giving your mind a good work-out.
Best of its kind.