I want to alert the integrative thinking and design thinking communities to a must read new book just out from my colleague and friend Hilary Austen. It is titled: Artistry Unleashed: A Guide to Pursuing Great Performance in Work and Life. I have written the foreword in which I argue that it might be the most important book you read this year.
These days, many argue that artistry and creativity are important and then admonish people to be more creative. Great. I guess that is better than not understanding that artistry is important. But having people understand that they should be more artistic and creative but have no idea how to make that happen is not exactly a huge win for humanity.
Hilary is the only writer that gives rigorous and practical advice on how a person can develop and enhance his or her artistic capacity. The book is clear, entertaining and inspirational.
Please read it and enjoy.