"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."
PRAISE FOR OUT OF OUR MINDS
"Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways inwhich creativity is undervalued and ignored. especially in oureducational systems."
"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