Buy Creative Mischief 1st by Dave Trott (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Dave Trott, chairman of The Gate, is another talented British ad man. I recently read “Creative Mischief,” Trott’s compilation of blog posts and. One Plus One Equals Three goes straight to the heart of the creative Creative Mischief collects together all the highlights from Dave Trott s.

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GGT – an agency that produced: Part autobiography, part short story, part how-to advice, each of the entries will refresh your thinking about any creative process, whether it belongs to advertising, trotf a book, or managing a team of employees.

Creative Mischief by Dave Trott

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Get to Know Us. This book is essentially made of anecdote after anecdote, some more interesting than the others. Customers who bought this item also bought. He left to open one of the most influential and anti-establishment agencies of the s: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Fun read with a ton of wisdom as its foundations that one can pick up and apply without having to make too much of an effort. Published for the first time in book form, Creative Mischief, is a perfect prompt for anyone looking for new ideas, or for readers who simply enjoy the kind of funny story that, as Dave says, he would normally tell over a drink or three. That, for me, is great advertising. But with short chapters focused on making one point, it frequently felt like the author didn’t add value to the sum of its parts anecdotes.


Sep 21, MP rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a seemingly random collection of thoughts, pointers, insights, reflections and anecdotes from a prolific writer of thoughts, pointers insights, reflections and anecdotes.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Good for entertaining and questioning self. We can be outrageous to a purpose. I work in UX, and I’m accustomed to rather meek creative advice like “anyone can do it, there’s no difference between yours troth your user’s creations as long as it functions”.

Loredana Rusu rated it really liked it Nov 19, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I was asked to read this for a business writing course.

Trott begins this book by saying that there are two requirements for anything he reads: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Nov 12, Naveen rated it really liked it. It is so dense creativ you may find it difficult to read it in one go, and instead pick up a couple of chapters at a time, dqve them sink in.

It may happen six minutes later or six years down the road. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? When trotg examples and experience supported davve core message I did enjoy the book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. Sign In Member Number. Part autobiography, part short story, part how-to advice, each of the entries will refresh your thinking about any creative process, whether it belongs to advertising, writing a book, or managing a team of employees.


But the creative person has faith that it will happen. Something exciting and different.

Apart from advertising, his interests are art, philosophy, football, and creativity in general. Dave Trott communicates his learning and experiences in the Ad industry in a very witty and humorous manner.

Witty, sharp, punchy and funny, Creative Mischief is a creative manual, a collection of aphorisms, and a review of business best practice. I was sad when I came to the end of the book and that says a lot about it.

Creative Mischief

It’s a quick read. It is witty, quick and extends into everyday life. Since the mid-seventies Dave has trained generations of creative directors working and winning awards in advertising today. Great, simply great collection of stories to make us think about what good ads really are all about. If all those varied little stories have one thing in common, it is the immense merit of opening your mind and curiosity. At the very most, these examples spur some reflection.

After 4 years, to avoid getting drafted for Vietnam, Dave came back to London.