Splatter-Dividers-PURP

The Summary

Discover what the greatest minds already know.

Can a Canali-clad million-dollar banker learn anything from a paint-stained artist? Definitely. Especially now. Creativity and creative thinking aren’t just important for business, they’re at the heart of scientific and medical advances, social and political and improvement, and personal achievement and satisfaction. Connection, communication, imagination and originality are just as important as our ability to calculate and code. The notion that everyone should be an artist doesn’t mean we all have to turn a slab of marble into the next Venus de Milo. (Where would we put all those statues anyhow?)
But we can nurture any inherent spark we do have by doing what artists do. In Everyone’s an Artist (or at least they should be), you’ll discover how artists’ habits, attitudes and behaviours can help you foster your own creativity, innovation, communication and problem solving. And you’ll learn how these artists’ tools can help you to achieve your goals, develop something new or be successful in your professional and personal life. In other words, you’ll learn how you can think like an artist.

Can we interest you in a sample?



You know when you walk into a grocery store and there’s a soon-to-be retired person in the middle of the aisle standing at a George Foreman grill wearing a hairnet and a dirty white butcher’s coat, offering you an overcooked sausage on a toothpick with a chutney condiment in a container that’s part Dixie cup / part shot glass by meekly asking, “Can I interest you in a sample?”

Well this is kind of like that.

Except this isn’t a grocery store. 
And while we’re experienced, we’re not quite close to retirement. 
And this isn’t a grill. 
And we’re not wearing hairnets. Or dirty butcher coats. 
And the book isn’t a sausage. 
And there are no toothpicks. Or condiments. Or Dixie Cup shot glasses.

Otherwise, this is totally like that. 


Splatter-Dividers-ORNG

Inspiration meets action.



Aren’t you book club types tired of discussing what the main character’s motivations were? Aren’t you exhausted from debating who the protagonist was (let alone trying to figure our what a protagonist actually is in the first place?)
Luckily, what this discussion guide won’t do is reference words like, “Foil”, “Narrator”, “Symbolic”, and “Central Character”. If you’d like to use them to describe your own life, go for it but we’ll avoid them like the anti-hero’s antagonist story-arc plague. 
What this Discussion Guide will do is provide a path for you to think and talk about behaving like an artist in everything you do.
Want an edge at work? Be creative. Want a more fulfilled relationship? Be creative. Want to be more engaged in your community? Be creative. That being said, it’s really easy to say, “Be creative”. We hope you’ll actually do it. We’ve written this guide to help.

Slideshare


We get it. You’re a visual learner. 
Or you’re lazy.
 Call it what you will. 
In any case, we’ve provided a summary of the book in Slide Share form so you can breeze through the highlights in record time. Click “Full Screen.”

Please note: These are NOT the slides for the keynote, “Everyone’s an Artist” nor are they the slides for the workshop, “Everyone’s an Artist”. Those slides are delivered in a person with wit and humour and oxygen.

“A potent book to fuel your inner artist so you impact the world.”

Robin Sharma, #1 bestselling author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and Founder of The Titan

Endorsements


Charles DuhiggFresh, funny and practical, Everyone's an Artist shows how the habits of successful artists can help anyone become smarter, faster and better.
Charles Duhigg
NYT Best-Selling Author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit
Jeffrey GitomerNew hope, new thinking, and new ideas for your life’s achievement. The first book that documents the importance and significance of art and the artist in the science of success. Buy it, read it, and paint your own masterpiece.
Jeffrey Gitomer
Author of The Little Red Book of Selling
Stephen ShapiroI always considered artists to be the weird stepchild of the creativity world. I was wrong! This book makes a compelling case for why anyone can - and must - be an artist as a means of enhancing creativity. Treat yourself to this book. It is a work of art!
Stephen Shapiro
Hall of Fame Speaker, Author of Best Practices Are Stupid
Chester EltonIf you have ever looked for a way to let your creative self out of your head and into your life, this book is your roadmap! Creativity and an artist’s mindset makes everything in our lives more colorful, more interesting and more productive. In, "Everyone’s an Artist" the authors give you all the tools to be more than you thought you could be in every aspect of your life. You will enjoy the easy read and you will benefit from its excellent advice. Buy it, read it and be an artist again!
Chester Elton
NYT best-selling author of The Carrot Principle, All In and What Motivates Me
Mitch JoelNever has there been a book so primed for the business world that we all live in. Worried about your job? Thinking about when the robots are going to take your work too? Get creative! Don’t just think like an artist! Be an artist. You are one. It’s not just a smart title for a great book, either. This is your roadmap. Buy this book and embrace it!
Mitch Joel
President of Mirum, Author of Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete
Avinash KaushikSociety loves the What (was delivered) and has a growing appreciation for the How (it was delivered). We train for What and How, we reward success with What and How. Yet, the secret behind happiness is the underappreciated Why. I find that is the gateway to being an artist. I'm delighted that Ron, Scott, and Christopher, have an engaging roadmap for anyone who wants success plus happiness!
Avinash Kaushik
Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google, Author of Web Analytics 2.0
Splatter-Dividers-RED

Buy The Book

Don’t think of this purchase as “buying a book”. That’s a really shallow definition to a mutually beneficial transaction. Think of it as a small donation that supports retailers, publishers, artists, and our mortgages.

book-device-mockup

The Authors


profile-pics-rt

Ron Tite

Trained at Toronto’s legendary Second City, Ron was named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine. He’s been an award-winning advertising writer and creative director for some of the world’s most respected brands including Air France, Evian, Fidelity, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo, and many others. His advertising work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, The Advertising & Design Club of Canada, and The Marketing Awards, to name just a few. He is founder and CEO of The Tite Group, Editor-in-Chief of The Tite Report, and Executive Producer & Host of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning show Monkey Toast. He has written for a number of other television series, penned a children’s book, and wrote, performed, and produced the play, The Canadian Baby Bonus. In demand as a speaker on innovation, branding, content marketing, and his own take on modern business, “The Expression Economy,” Ron has spoken to leading organizations all over the world.

Scott Kavanagh & Christopher Novais

Scott and Christopher are the co-founders of The Art Of. Since its inception in 2008, The Art Of has evolved into a dynamic global community that influences thousands of individuals and businesses each year. Their high-impact conferences provide unique, engaging and actionable insight from bestselling authors and pre-eminent thought leaders such as Malcolm Gladwell, Jack Welch, Arianna Huffington, Sir Ken Robinson, Brené Brown and Amy Cuddy.
profile-pics-tao
ttg-logo

The Tite Group

One of Canada’s fastest growing agencies in Canada, The Tite Group isn’t just redefining the relationship that people and brands have with content, we’re redefining the agency model that delivers it. In the quickly changing world of content consumption, brands need to be media properties and media properties need to be brands. The Tite Group believes that people deserve more of what they want to see and less of what they have to see, regardless of who pays for it, where it runs, or what business model it supports. Clients of The Tite Group currently include the fine folks at AB World Foods, Blue Ant Media, Colio Wines, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, RSA Insurance, and more.

The Art Of

The Art Of has an unwavering commitment to helping individuals and organizations be more successful by delivering world-class learning experiences. Our high-impact conferences, customized training programs, videos, and magazine are designed to provide unique, engaging and actionable insight from bestselling authors, influential academics, business icons, and preeminent thought leaders. Since its inception in 2008, The Art Of has evolved into a dynamic global community that impacts thousands of individuals and businesses each year. Along the way, we have established a strong mandate to identify and share the best business thinkers in the world. In a business environment that grows increasingly complex everyday, our conferences are designed to explore the intersection where art and skill meet business. Available in major markets across North America, The Art Of conferences attract an exclusive audience of over 20,000 business leaders, decision makers, and entrepreneurs each year. They include The Art of Marketing, The Art of Sales, The Art of Leadership, and The Art of Leadership for Women.
The_Art_of-logo
Splatter-Dividers-PURP

The Media


When the press call, we answer. Take a look.

The Training


You know when you walk into a grocery store and there’s a soon-to-be retired person in the middle of the aisle standing at a George Foreman grill wearing a hairnet and a dirty white butcher’s coat, offering you an overcooked sausage on a toothpick with a chutney condiment in a container that’s part Dixie cup / part shot glass by meekly asking, “Can I interest you in a sample?”

Well this is kind like that.

Except this isn’t a grocery store. 
And while we’re experienced, we’re not quite close to retirement. 
And this isn’t a grill. 
And we’re not wearing hairnets.
Or dirty butcher coats. 
And the book isn’t a sausage. 
And there are no toothpicks. Or condiments. or Dixie Cup shot glasses.

Otherwise, this is totally like that. 


The Keynote


We get it. You’re a visual learner. 
Or you’re lazy.
 Call it what you will.
 In any case, we’ve provided a summary of the book in Slide Share form so you can breeze through the highlights in record time. Click “Full Screen.”

Splatter-Dividers-ORNG

The Resources