Summary of Disciplined Dreaming

Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.

Disciplined Dreaming book summary


7 Overall

7 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style


While venture capitalist Josh Linkner neither introduces new theories about what constitutes creativity nor makes any new arguments about why it is important, he does provide a clear, methodical guide to developing it. The result is a highly useful and often entertaining manual on this elusive subject. getAbstract recommends this book to readers looking to enhance their creativity – especially those working in or managing innovation: designers, product development teams and marketers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why creativity matters so much,
  • How you can become more creative and
  • How you can make your creative process more disciplined and productive.

About the Author

Josh Linkner is the CEO of Detroit Venture Partners and the founder and chairman of ePrize.



The Importance of Creativity
Many people mistakenly assume that only a company’s leaders need to be creative, or that many jobs or roles don’t require creativity. Others think that knowledge and “technical skills” are sufficient assets to succeed. Some believe that creativity is innate...

Comment on this summary

  • Avatar
  • Avatar
    Elaine Lundin 5 years ago
    A wonderful book if you have a chance to read the entire content. Josh Linkner presented at the 2011 Detroit TEDx conference and was very inspiring!
  • Avatar
    Tim Peacocke 6 years ago
    A good summary for improvement in organisations or using groups to test ideas- logical steps to undertake in order to 'launch' ideas

More on this topic

By the same author

Contained in Knowledge Pack:

  • Knowledge Pack
    To achieve a sum that is greater than its mental parts, put the power of collective creativity to work.
  • Knowledge Pack
    Creative Collaboration
    Productive creativity isn't necessarily the product of a lone genius who has a sudden flash – sometimes, you need to unleash a roomful of geniuses, and let them light the way.
  • Knowledge Pack
    Creative Age
    Add creativity to today's list of corporate job qualifications; the same old thinking just isn't enough anymore.

Customers who read this summary also read

More by category