Freebies, anyone?

Freebie #1

Free creativity ebook (sign up here or below)

Interested in hearing what some of the world’s most creative and innovative people have to say about sparking new ideas and overcoming creative blocks? I wrote STOP • THINK • CREATE: 42 Things You Must Stop Doing Immediately So You Can Start to Think More Creatively exclusively for subscribers to this website’s e-newsletter, as a thank-you for signing up.

This 100-page ebook pulls together insights and tips from 50 of the most creative thinkers in the world—including many of the people I’ve studied, interviewed, and been inspired by in my research on the subjects of design thinking, creativity, and questioning. Among the experts featured in the ebook:

John Seely Brown   •   John Cage   •   George Carlin   •   John Cleese   •    Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi    •   ee cummings   •   Edward DeBono    •     Peter Diamandis   •   Charles Duhigg   •   Milton Glaser   •   Seth Godin   •   Joi Ito   •   Steve Jobs   •   Tibor Kalman   •   Dean Kamen   •   Guy Kawasaki   •   George Lois   •    Bruce Mau  •    Maria Popova   •   Daniel Pink   •   Karim Rashid   •   Eric Ries   •  Sir Ken Robinson   •   Diego Rodriguez   •   Stefan Sagmeister   •   Paula Scher  •   George Bernard Shaw   •   Bob Sutton   •   Dan Wieden   •   Frank Lloyd Wright   •  Richard Saul Wurman   •   Mark Zuckerberg

It’s a fast, fun read, broken into 42 parts—each one singling out a particular roadblock to creative thinking and how to get past it. To download your free copy of the ebook, first sign up for the free A More Beautiful Question email newsletter. (Don’t worry: it’s not a daily newsletter cluttering up your mailbox, just an occasional roundup of AMBQ site news that arrives every couple of months. As a sample, here’s the link to the April 2014 newsletter:


You can’t find this book in bookstores, so if you know someone else who might enjoy it, send them here to sign up and get their free download.

Please let me know what you think of the book once you download it, and I hope it gives you some good reasons to stop and think once in awhile.

Freebie #2

The last section of The Book of Beautiful Questions is called “The Inquiring Life.” In that special section are more than a dozen ways to exercise your questioning muscle and improve this vital skill. We also offer a giveaway to readers: all the question boxes throughout the book—with about 200 questions in all—are available in a printable PDF format, allowing you to print your own set of portable Q-cards. They will come in handy for dozens of life situations, from how best to connect with new people to how to determine if you have what it takes to be a 21st-century leader.

You can find the free downloadable cards here.

Freebie #3

For those who like lists of questions, you’ll find quite a list in our Question Index. Check it out!