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"A small but potent compendium of field-tested, life-approved insight on optimizing the creative process from some of today's most exciting artists, designers, illustrators, writers, and thinkers. At once practical and philosophical, Breakthrough! promises to help you burst through your own creative plateaus. Whether or not it succeeds, one thing it's guaranteed to do is make you feel less alone in your mental struggles -- and what greater reassurance than that could there be?" -- Brain Pickings
"When color-coding your pens finally loses its appeal and the blank computer screen continues to mock you, borrow a tip from Alex Cornell's new book, Breakthrough! 90 Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination. He surveyed creative leaders, who have plenty of tricks." -- Fast Company
"We can all relate to the frustration that ensues when we run up against creative block. Well, no need to fret. Alex Cornell has compiled '90 Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination' from a line-up of stellar creatives. Christian Helms, Alexandra Lange, Debbie Millman, and others share what works for them to get over the block." -- Communication Arts
Alex Cornell is a San Francisco-based designer and musician. He currently works as cofounder and designer at Firespotter Labs and ÜberConference, an Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures-funded startup. Recently he passed over three million views on YouTube, where he maintains a periodic online musical presence.
This is a light read but good advice and wonderfully produced. Did it help? Not at all---but I do trust many of the approaches it suggests. Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by Debra
Wasn't sure exactly what to expect from this book at first... sometimes these things can get cheesy and make me roll my eyes.
This is good though. Read more
Like a few of the other reviewers said, this really didn't inspire me either. It's stories by other creative people and somewhat interesting to read about what inspires them, but... Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Caliaha
I picked up the book, read it on a flight, and proceeded to forget it. Perhaps I wasn't in a position to utilize the tips and strategies? Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by therosen
As a part time graphic designer and copywriter, I sometimes find myself hitting a roadblock. When this happens to me I take a break or search the web for inspiration. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by German Vasquez Jr.
This book is a collection of advice given by a cross-section of creatives on the question of how to move beyond a creative block. Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by HTBK
When I first received this book and thumbed through it I was very disappointed. I was hoping to find a book that would give ideas on getting the proverbial creative juices... Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by moolane
An inspirational little book that has all kinds of useful ways to get your brain in gear. Most of it is stuff I have heard before, but it's nice having ideas all in one place. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Lance M. Foster
I love flipping through this book.("It's necessary to make a mess.") And I find that the suggestion that sings to me, is dependent upon my mood. Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by Michelle Alberigi McKenzie