Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative

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Wiley, Jun 15, 2011 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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"It is often said that education and training are the keys to thefuture. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turnit one way andyou lock resources away, even from those they belongto. Turn it the otherway and you release resources and give peopleback to themselves. To realizeour true creative potential—inour organizations, in our schools and in our communities—weneed to think differently about ourselves and to actdifferentlytowards each other. We must learn to be creative."
Ken Robinson


"Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways inwhich creativity is undervalued and ignored . . . especially in oureducational systems."
John Cleese

"Out of Our Minds explains why being creative in today'sworld isa vital necessity. This book is not to be missed."
Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-minute Managerand The Secret

"If ever there was a time when creativity was necessary for thesurvival andgrowth of any organization, it is now. This book, morethan any other I know, providesimportant insights on how leaderscan evoke and sustain those creative juices."
Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business,University of Southern California; Thomas S. Murphy DistinguishedRresearch Fellow, Harvard Business School; Best-selling Author,Geeks and Geezers

"All corporate leaders should read this book."
Richard Scase, Author and Business Forecaster

"This really is a remarkable book. It does for human resourceswhat Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for the environment."
Wally Olins, Founder, Wolff-olins

"Books about creativity are not always creative. Ken Robinson'sis a welcome exception"
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, c.s. and d.j. DavidsonProfessor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University; Director,Quality of Life Research Center; Best-selling Author,Flow

"The best analysis I've seen of the disjunction between thekinds of intelligence that we have traditionally honored in schoolsand the kinds ofcreativity that we need today in our organizationsand our society."
Howard Gardner, a. hobbs professor in cognition andeducation, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Best-sellingAuthor, Frames of Mind

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Ken Robinson is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
Sir Ken makes his case for educational revolution! - Goodreads
Received this book from the IMC2 Insight series. - Goodreads

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What we need, says education expert Sir Ken Robinson, is not more education or more training; instead, Robinson thinks we need to be free to be creative. How to do that is the subject of this book ... Read full review

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If you care about education setting up young people for a lifelong learning experience, to explore, notice, and imagine. To be creative, discover their passion, and amaze, then by and large what we ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

SIR KEN ROBINSON PhD is an internationally recognized leaderin the development of creativity, innovation and human resources.He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creativechallenges facing business and education in the new globaleconomies.
Sir Ken is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University ofWarwick in the UK and has worked with governments in Europe, Asiaand the United States, with international agencies, Fortune 500companies, and some of the world's leading cultural organizations.His renowned talks at the annual TED conference (2006 and 2010)continued to be viewed online by many millions of people around theworld. In 2003, he received a knighthood from H.M. Queen ElizabethII for his services to the arts. In 2005 he was named as one ofTime/Fortune/CNN's Principal Voices. He has received numeroushonorary degrees and awards for his international work ineducation, creativity and cultural development.
He is author of New York Times bestseller The Element:How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, which has beentranslated into 20 languages.

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