Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
An inside look at the rise of Pixar, diving into a handful of principles, beliefs, and values necessary for any creative company to find success. Written by Ed Catmull, current President at Pixar, you get raw, firsthand stories and recounts of pivotal moments in the formation of the greatest animation studio on the planet.
Steal Like an Artist by Austion Kleon
Ten things the wise Austin Kleon wished someone had told him before he set off on his creative career. A very smart, fun, easy-to-read book.
The Accidental Creative by Todd Henry
An incredibly insightful book on the rhythms and habits necessary for maintaining creative health and quality production.
The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
Brilliant writing on the idea of creativity as a habit: a sum of rituals and routines that make up your creative production.
Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko
Michalko shares techniques and tools that will change the way you think. This book contains hundreds of nuggets to help you change the way you view things.
Daily Rituals by Mason Currey
A fun book that takes a microscope to the daily routines and habits of hundreds of brilliant artists: composers, painters, writers, filmmakers, and more.