One Plus One Equals Three

A Masterclass in Creative Thinking

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How do you make something out of nothing?

Up your game with this masterclass in creative thinking. Combining Dave Trott's distinctive, almost Zen-like storytelling, humour and practical advice, One Plus One Equals Three is a collection of provocative anecdotes and thought experiments designed to light a fire under your own creative ambitions.

From the First World War sailor who survived being sunk three times in one day to the one-time 'merchant of death' who made his name a byword for peace, and the gypsy who lost two fingers and then reinvented jazz. From boardroom to battlefield, these stories of unconventional wisdom from one of the world's true advertising greats are a rallying cry for anyone who wants to think differently, stand out and truly innovate.

About Dave Trott

Dave Trott is the author of Creative Mischief and Predatory Thinking and founded four award-winning ad agencies. Born in east London, he went to art school in New York on a Rockefeller Scholarship. From there he began an illustrious career in advertising, as part of the creative team behind 'Hello Tosh Gotta Toshiba', 'Aristonandonandon', the Cadbury Flake ads and many, many more. Dave's agency - Gold Greenlees Trott - was voted Agency of the Year by Campaign magazine, and Most Creative Agency in the World by Ad Age in New York. In 2004 he was given the D&AD President's Award for lifetime achievement in advertising.

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Books by Dave Trott

Predatory Thinking
Predatory Thinking