Book as PDF

Here you can find the second edition of “Organizing Creativity” as PDF. Note that the graphics are downscaled — the PDFs are great for viewing on a tablet or a computer, but it’s not really high resolution enough for printing (I need to leave a difference to the single-page commercial version at Lulu ;-))

1 page download
Organizing Creativity PDF single-page version — ideal for iPad and other tablets that can display PDF files.1 page download PDF

1 page download PDF

2 page download
Organizing Creativity PDF double-page version — good if you want to read it on your computer monitor or print it with two “pages” per page (although if you want to read it on paper, buying a printed version of the book is probably easier).

2 page download PDF

Note: If you are interested specifically in writing (academic writing, creative writing) and you understand German, have a look at the document linked in this posting.

Also note that this book is not “free” — although the pricing differs from the typical book. You can read it without paying anything upfront.

If you think that it is not useful for you, I respect that. But if you have taken something useful from it, I like to get paid for my work. Money is the most direct and honest feedback you can give — it shows beyond a doubt that what I have done is useful.

Thus, you can read the PDF from my website for as long as you want, but if you think you have taken something useful from it, that it helped you, then consider what this help was worth and give me feedback by granting me some money.

You can do this easily on the feedback page of this book, or directly by using this PayPal-Link.

Best regards


P.S.: Note that the really verbose first edition, which is currently offered for over $200 at Amazon (hopefully no one buys it for this price, I’m a little pissed about this), is still online. However, I strongly discourage this edition, nevertheless, it’s linked here.


  1. Daniel,

    Like the first version of the book. I actually now recommends the 2nd version to all my graduate students and intend to make it a must read for all new students. At some point you mentionned donationware for the book. If you set-up something, I would definitely donate.

    Thanks for this work,

  2. Hoi Luc,

    waow, thank you for the nice feedback 🙂

    I’m currently working on the ePub Version, will take a while (after the vacation, work came back with a vengeance).

    All the best & thank you again 🙂


  3. I just downloaded the pdf last night & I ALREADY LOVE IT! Although I’ve only recently began reading your book, I know your book is going to help me get through so many classes. Thank you so much!!! 🙂

  4. I finally got around my promise to buy the 2nd version of the book. Just order the printed color version (I still have a weakness for printed book!). Looking forward to received it.

    Thanks again for this great work.


  5. Hoi Luc,

    thank you very much for your feedback (and for ordering the book) — hope you like it (and yes, it looks better in print — with perhaps the only exception of a 1-page-PDF version which comes close, although the print version is prohibitively expensive given the full color print).

    All the best


  6. Hi Daniel,
    I have downloaded your book PDF version today and, after few minutes reading it, I decided to buy the Kindle edition.
    It is very well organized and has a lot of great ideas.
    Me and my company we work a lot on the creativity side and your book it’s a good tool for us, specially for newcomers.
    Keep the great work and thank you for sharing.

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