Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative

“It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the other way and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realize our true creative potential – in our organizations, in our schools, and in our communities – we need to think differently about ourselves and to act differently towards each other. We must learn to be creative.” Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored . . . especially in our educational systems. Out of Our Minds explains why being creative in today’s world is a vital necessity. This book is not to be missed. If ever there was a time when creativity was necessary for the survival and growth of any organization, it is now. This book, more than any other I know, provides important insights on how leaders can evoke and sustain those creative juices. “Books about creativity are not always creative. Ken Robinson’s is a welcome exception” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  “The best analysis I’ve seen of the disjunction between the kinds of intelligence that we have traditionally honored in schools and the kinds of creativity that we need today in our organizations and our society” – Howard Gardner.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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