Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson audiobook

Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative

By Ken Robinson, PhD
Read by John Lee

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10.05 Hours Unabridged
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There is a paradox. As children, most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not. What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever. They say they need people who can think creatively, who are flexible and quick to adapt. Too often they can't find them. Why not? In this provocative and inspiring book, Ken Robinson addresses three vital questions: —Why is it essential to promote creativity? Business leaders, politicans and educators emphasize the vital importance of promoting creativity and innovation. Why does this matter so much? —What is the problem? Why do so many people think they're not creative? Young children are buzzing with ideas. What happens as we grow up and go through school to make us think we are not creative? —What can be done about it? What is creativity? What can companies, schools and organizations do to develop creativity and innovation in a deliberate and systematic way? In this extensively revised and updated version of his bestselling classic, Ken Robinson offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding creativity in education and in business. He argues that people and organizations everywhere are dealing with problems that originate in schools and universities and that many people leave education with no idea at all of their real creative abilities. Out of Our Minds is a passionate and powerful call for radically different approaches to leadership, teaching and professional development to help us all to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century.

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There is a paradox. As children, most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not. What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever. They say they need people who can think creatively, who are flexible and quick to adapt. Too often they can't find them. Why not? In this provocative and inspiring book, Ken Robinson addresses three vital questions:

Why is it essential to promote creativity? Business leaders, politicans and educators emphasize the vital importance of promoting creativity and innovation. Why does this matter so much?

What is the problem? Why do so many people think they're not creative? Young children are buzzing with ideas. What happens as we grow up and go through school to make us think we are not creative?

What can be done about it? What is creativity? What can companies, schools and organizations do to develop creativity and innovation in a deliberate and systematic way?

In this extensively revised and updated version of his bestselling classic, Ken Robinson offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding creativity in education and in business. He argues that people and organizations everywhere are dealing with problems that originate in schools and universities and that many people leave education with no idea at all of their real creative abilities. Out of Our Minds is a passionate and powerful call for radically different approaches to leadership, teaching and professional development to help us all to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored . . . especially in our educational systems. John Cleese
“Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored…especially in our educational systems.” John Cleese
“British narrator John Lee captures the intellectual richness…in this splendid broadside.” AudioFile
"Out of Our Minds explains why being creative in today’s world is a vital necessity. This book is not to be missed.” Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-minute Manager

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Author Bio: Ken Robinson PhD

Author Bio: Ken Robinson PhD

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human potential. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers and has had a profound impact on audiences globally. Born in the United Kingdom, he now lives in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 10.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English