A while back I received the Creatively Ever After: A Path to Innovation book by Alicia Arnold to review. I had a tough time getting started, and it sat on my shelf for a few weeks at one point. I’m a naturally creative person and a fan of solving problems through a creative process. However, I just couldn’t get into this book. It might be that I don’t have much trouble coming up with ideas, or it could very well be some other reason. I’d love to hear from someone who is a more analytical thinker about what they thought of the book. No offense to Ms. Arnold, but this one didn’t appeal to me.
What’s it about?
The basic premise is that Jack and Jill (from the nursery rhyme) want to change their story. You know…
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water,
Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.
They meet someone who helps them work through a creative process to develop potential solutions and narrow them down to workable actions. And at the end, well, I’ll let you read it to figure out how it turns out.
If you’re looking for a book that focuses on creative problem solving with a heavy dose of “cute,” then this book might be for you. If you’re looking for something that provides more real world issues/solutions and ways to teach your people to be more creative/innovative, then you might want to keep on looking.