Skillsoft Labs

Readable Solutions Highlights for April 2024

April 15, 2024 | by Amy Cantin, Manager - Content Development

“Let your creative and imaginative mind run freely; it will take you places you never dreamed of and provide breakthroughs that others once thought were impossible.”

— Idowu Koyenikan

Happy April!

As we settle more deeply into Creative Thinking Month, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the profound relationship between reading books and nurturing creativity. Books aren't only a source of knowledge and entertainment; they are gateways to limitless worlds that challenge our minds and spark our imaginations.

Books push the boundaries of our thinking by presenting us with scenarios and perspectives we might not normally encounter in our daily lives. They encourage us to think critically, to solve problems, and to envision what could be. Whether it’s a novel that transports us to a place in time or a memoir that offers insight into the mind of a great innovator, books have the power to transform our thinking and inspire creative action.

Creative Thinking Month is a call to action. It’s an invitation to dive into the pages of a book and let your imagination roam free. It’s a challenge to take what you read and use it as a springboard for your own creativity. This month, let’s make a commitment to read something that challenges us — something that takes us out of our comfort zones and into the uncharted territories of our own creative potential.

As we celebrate Creative Thinking Month, let’s remember that every book we open offers a chance to expand our minds and unleash our creative spirit. So pick up a book, delve into its pages, and let the journey of creativity begin!

This newsletter features new releases and a roadmap for the next three months. It includes information about our monthly book club selections and bookshelves, occasional publisher updates, and other book-related news. As you browse through this month's new releases, I invite you to keep finding new ways to incorporate our readable solutions into your learning path.


We add new content daily and remain committed to offering best-in-class content from our valued publisher partners. Check out some of these recently released books, MIT SMR articles, audiobooks, book summaries, and audio summaries, and add them to your reading list today!

OFF THE SHELF book club


Creative thinking allows us to generate unique and innovative ideas by approaching problems or situations in a non-traditional way. It enables us to devise unique solutions to complex problems and to adapt to new situations. This month, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf to encourage us to think creatively about new possibilities and opportunities.

Visit OFF THE SHELF today to leverage the discussion questions for this bookshelf.


Building relationships is a crucial step towards uniting people globally. April is a month that emphasizes the significance of fostering and enhancing connections with others. This month, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf that highlights the countless benefits of building positive work relationships.

Visit OFF THE SHELF today to leverage the discussion questions for either of these bookshelves.


The Breakthrough Manifesto: 10 Principles to Spark Transformative Innovation by Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg | Wiley, © 2023

Innovation is a process by which new ideas, services, and sources of value are brought to life. Transformative innovation requires something else. Not just methodologies, but mindsets. Not just focusing on known challenges, but on unknown opportunities. Not just hoping for breakthrough by default, but realizing breakthrough by design. In The Breakthrough Manifesto, a renowned business innovation leader teams up with a social-personality psychologist to offer that something else—a collection of 10 visionary principles to obliterate barriers to change and ignite a whole new level of creative problem-solving. Drawing upon decades of experience working with the world’s best-known organizations and their teams, the authors provide practical advice that goes beyond “business as usual” for successfully tackling intractable challenges.

The Breakthrough Manifesto is available on Percipio as a digital book and an audiobook.

Check back next month to see more news about Skillsoft's Readable Solutions