The Innovator's Handbook

A Short Guide to Unleashing Your Creative Mindset

Non-Fiction - Self Help
242 Pages
Reviewed on 06/27/2022
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Reviewed by Diana Lopez for Readers' Favorite

The Innovator's Handbook: A Short Guide to Unleashing Your Creative Mindset will teach you to believe in your skills. To innovate is not only to generate an idea. It is to actualize our thoughts regardless of their complexity or obstacles, which is why we shouldn't be afraid to think big. This guide teaches how to innovate effectively. Hussain Almossawi summarizes information from his talks at different conferences around the world. He explains why there are entrepreneurs who manage to excel while others fail. We also have to evaluate whether our opinions and ideas are useful, but can only determine whether they are functional when we put them into practice. Almossawi shares tips on the right approach to creativity. No matter what your level of design skill, you have the power to innovate.

The Innovator's Handbook is the product of a creative mind that thinks decisively. I loved the presentation as it achieves a modern and simple look. All the topics are clear and supported by logical justification. Hussain Almossawi shows that we can think in a new way and speaks on a personal level. He tells his story with honesty which makes it inspiring. The author explains lessons to be learned from failure. He sees every failure as an opportunity to innovate and to improve our ability to adapt. The book is also about analyzing, examining, and questioning our environment and he includes tips for developing curiosity. I appreciated the enthusiasm that the author transmits as he shows us how we should always be open to new ideas.

Vernita Naylor

Creativity can do wonders for the brain. If used properly, our brains can create and introduce to the world so many great new ideas, like creative inventors Steve Jobs and Elon Musk. Author Hussain Almossawi uses his innovative experience in designing for companies ranging from EA Sports and NBA athletes to high-end luxury vehicle concepts to create The Innovator's Handbook: A Short Guide to Unleashing Your Creative Mindset. This book will renew your mind and alter your thoughts on how you look at the world. Innovative thinkers are continually looking at ways to make things better, easier, and different for the consumer's interests and usage.

The Innovator's Handbook by Hussain Almossawi took me back to the time when childhood dreams usually began. As children, their innocence, freedom, and the ability to tap into uncharted waters would stimulate their creativity. Then as they transition into their teenage years, some begin to get their innovation juices flowing to revive those ideas and look for ways to turn those dreams into a reality. Sometimes those dreams are fulfilled in adulthood if they do not let anything stop them from moving forward. This book helps to bring all the pieces together using several principles from seeing a need and processing the vision to developing a solution. To help you get started in being the next innovative creator of the future, this book is ideal. Enjoy!

Pikasho Deka

The Innovator's Handbook is a self-help guide by award-winning designer and author Hussain Almossawi to help potential innovators develop their creative mindset. Incorporating the vast knowledge and experience gathered throughout his career as a designer and consultant for some of the world's most innovative and influential companies, such as Nike, Apple, Adidas, Intel, and Ford Motor Company, and as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design, Almossawi offers tools to readers that will move them above and beyond their typical way of thinking as small shifts in perspectives can lead to large movements in innovation. He deconstructs the key steps to a first-principles approach to innovation, encouraging readers to use their failures as part of the learning process, add dimension to diversify, and use diversity to drive innovation and challenge their own preconceived notions.

A refreshing look at the ways to unleash your creative mindset, The Innovator's Handbook is a must-read for all the future creatives out there. Author Hussain Almossawi goes through every single part of the creative process and offers helpful advice and tidbits on how one can improve each aspect of their projects through innovative and bold ideas that feel inspired. He uses personal anecdotes from his own experiences as a designer and consultant for some of the world's biggest companies, providing a reference point for readers to relate to. The concepts discussed in the book are organized in a systematic manner with a keen eye for detail that makes the content all the more engaging to read. Highly recommended.