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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 Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781452674278
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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. Download and start listening now!

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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

  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 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 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 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 Corbin | 1/18/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha Deen | 1/2/2014

    " Interesting read and I love Robinson's style. There are some fantastic ideas, thoughts, and theories, just be prepared for a more academic read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corina | 12/11/2013

    " The best book on creativity ever written!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diogo | 12/7/2013

    " Easy to read. Makes you think a LOT if the current teaching/hiring system is outdated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah Ray | 12/1/2013

    " Highly recommend. Very inspiring. Listened on audible/ Kindle with author reading. It was like a long smart lecture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noura | 10/8/2013

    " This book is not merely about creativity and learning to be creative (which seems to be the new hot topic) .. it actually criticizes how we think of creativity and explains how we ended up with these ideologies. I found the book to be very informative, eye opening and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 8/12/2013

    " excellent summary on the history of defining and testing intelligence. creativity is an important and fundamental part of intelligence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amethyst | 7/29/2013

    " Bugs me that I can't get the site to show correct edition "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 7/24/2013

    " Quite good. This book explains why people like me end up dropping out or tuning out during school and provides suggestions for improving the educational system. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake Jones | 6/12/2013

    " Smart dude with smart, clear, justified ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel P | 12/23/2011

    " Not nearly as good as the Element. Too many reused examples (and directly copy and pasted parts...) not edited very well and to be honest the ideas were not fleshed out enough. Still an enjoyable and informative read. Read the Element first though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 10/23/2011

    " This was an excellent and thought provoking book. It filled in many historical reasons for our education system being the way it is. And that gap between arts and sciences and where it comes from. And how ridiculous it is. Highly recommend this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juan-Ignacio Cabello | 10/7/2011

    " Ken Robinson speaks (his TEDs are highly recommended) than he writes. Who is perfect? "

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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.

About the Narrator

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is also an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.