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4.00058685446009 out of 54.00058685446009 out of 54.00058685446009 out of 54.00058685446009 out of 54.00058685446009 out of 5 4.00 (1,704 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander Narrator: Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781427212856
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Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.

The authors' harmoniously interwoven perspectives provide a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Through uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, the Zanders invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.

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  • Both [Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander] speak with a slow-paced and humble clarity that is the perfect vehicle for their Buddha-like wisdom…With its touching anecdotes and classical background music, this is a superbly rendered program on some of the most up-to-date and inspiring personal growth ideas of our generation. AudioFile Magazine, winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rainer | 4/22/2016

    " I have absolutely fallen in love with the wisdom that Ros and Benjamin have to share in this book. It will completely change your outlook on life from one of despair, depression, and anxiety to one of hope, joy, and fulfillment. I hope that you enjoy this audiobook as much as I did! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Thijs | 2/14/2014

    " Aardig boekje dat enige inspiratie biedt maar verder niet heel veel nieuws brengt "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miguel Angel Oquendo | 2/11/2014

    " I learned a lot. One of the ost importatn is that "context is decisive", then I got that when I related to people i do from their greatness and I let them know, it empowers people, it empowers me. I don't measure people from what I know, since what I know is just a frame, limited, and not necessarily the truth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dulcie Shoener | 2/1/2014

    " Inspiring. I love the musical references woven throughout, but I think nonmusicians would like it too. The art of possibility is within each of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/29/2014

    " great and inspiring stories of practical optimism. I was assigned this book for a class on interpersonal conflict and am enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Hochstrasser | 1/28/2014

    " Some of the same themes as in "Who Moved My Cheese." I was stunned by the possibilities out there if I just change my perspective. I thought I had a lot of life figured out, but I realized I'm limiting myself through not trying to see things from different perspectives. I only see through dark glasses a sliver of life as it really is unless I open myself up to different possiblities. The major one is that someone else might just be right and I might just be wrong about things. I have a distinct flaw of thinking I'm always right. I found the first chapters easy to assimilate, but the last 2 chapters of actually practicing the principles very difficult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudio Saavedra | 1/19/2014

    " Wonderful book, truly inspiring, full of enriching metaphors from the world of music that apply to everyday life. Ros and Ben are great motivators and this book proves it. Worth reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Delarge | 12/30/2013

    " One of my all time fav books on process of achievement, working, etc.. Transformative lessons for me such as "its all made up", "lead from any chair", etc.. I highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Stringer | 12/27/2013

    " I heard a TED talk by Ben Zander...this book basically expanded the ideas presented in the talk.i enjoyed the anecdotes, but it doesn't compare to the energy of hearing him speak. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 12/27/2013

    " So, the ironic, angst teen that I was would hate me for liking this book. But it's actually a pretty helpful little one... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Schloegel | 12/19/2013

    " This is an OUTSTANDING book. It opens your eyes to the opportunities of day to day life. Life is full of possibility that we either eliminate from consideration with our mind or are so preoccupied with life that we completely miss out on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Gilhool | 12/17/2013

    " If you are in the midst of a transformation of any kind -- this is a source of tools to help you find your way. I'll be referring to it often as I work on the "what next" part of my life. I read it in two sittings. I intend to re-read it this weekend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 11/27/2013

    " Just another wishy-washy feel good "you can do anything" book...slightly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dick Whittington | 11/25/2013

    " Really good story of women and a midwife in early 1900's Nova Scotia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 PJ | 11/24/2013

    " I started reading this book after I cried watching Benjamin Zander's TED talk. There were repetitions in the book from the TED talk, but it was all good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 11/2/2013

    " Wonderful! I plan to re-read this book forever. Great discussions for better thinking and better living. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Stogdill | 1/24/2013

    " Really good read. Lots of food for thought. Sometimes are natural impulses hold us back. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget Benton | 11/7/2012

    " This book, which I probably read a few years after it came out in 2002, shaped much of the way I think about teaching, educating, and inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliet | 9/13/2012

    " One word - AMAZING. When you read this book, email/call/wave at me and we'll talk. I have SO MUCH gratitude for the Zanders, as they have helped to open me up to POSSIBILITY. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacque Waleski | 6/8/2012

    " Excellent! I'm always on the lookout for inspirational books that are easy to read and say something different than the millions that came before. This was one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kingpixel | 4/7/2012

    " Gain an entirely new perspective and discover Rule #6. You have nothing to lose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anda Marie | 4/4/2012

    " 4.75 stars. Only misses 5 stars because the final couple chapters lost their steam. Beautiful and thought-provoking, otherwise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc Chase | 1/24/2012

    " Enlightening. Provocative, thoughtful and unique in expanding your perspective of the world and human interaction. It's all invented! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Livesay | 10/16/2011

    " I tell everyone "If you buy this book and read the first 4 chapters and do not feel changed on some level, I will buy it from you". That's a fact. It is one of my top 5 personal development books and also great for business. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 5/15/2011

    " Like warm fuzzy stories? This book's for you. A quick read, without deep substance, but that's the genre - self-help crossed with business advice. Entertaining at times, skimmable at others. Sometimes it's just pleasant to read a book written by optimists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 4/14/2011

    " Really good read. Lots of food for thought. Sometimes are natural impulses hold us back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrie | 3/7/2011

    " this is a really nice presentation of better communication between folks - something I aspire to - highly recommend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 3/7/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. Putting it into practice will be a different story but it defenitly affected the way I think in a positive way and I will work to bring aspects into my life going forward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Octavia | 1/10/2011

    " Give everyone an A... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 1/8/2011

    " One of my all time fav books on process of achievement, working, etc.. Transformative lessons for me such as "its all made up", "lead from any chair", etc.. I highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cliff | 1/3/2011

    " Overall, this was a really good and inspiring book. A little dense at brief moments, but I would recommend it to those who wish expand and improve their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr.B | 12/6/2010

    " Life coaching book. Very moving in places. Much to digest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 10/10/2010

    " cheesy in all of the right ways:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justice | 9/14/2010

    " I was inspired to know that no matter what difficulties I was going through in life there are always possibilities, that they will go away, that life will again bring me positive things. "

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About the Author
ROSAMUND STONE ZANDER is the author, with Benjamin Zander, of The Art of Possibility. Trained as a family systems therapist, she coaches organizations from the inside out. Ms. Zander has brought wisdom, humor, and enlightenment to people in a wide variety of settings, from school systems, hospitals, and corporations to the World Economic Forum.
About the Narrator
Benjamin Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and a professor at the New England Conservatory of Music.