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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (844 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Robinson Narrator: John Le Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 audiobook, Ken Robinson addresses three vital questions:

Why is it essential to promote creativity?

Business leaders, politicians, 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 twenty-first century.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • "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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dave | 2/11/2014

    " I read this based on Mr. Robinson's TED presentation but was disappointed overall. Not a bad book but not nearly as interesting as his presentation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Al | 1/27/2014

    " Complimented by Daniel Pinks Whole New Mind. But Sir Ken is a great writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adrian Åžuhanea | 1/20/2014

    " should be read by all thecpeople involved in education "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Corbin | 1/18/2014

    " This latest edition is largely a retread of The Element, which is much more entertaining. That book I highly recommend! "

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About the Author
Author Ken Robinson

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.