Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, 2nd Edition
February 2011, Capstone
PRAISE FOR OUT OF OUR MINDS
"Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in
which creativity is undervalued and ignored . . . especially in our
"Out of Our Minds explains why being creative in today'sworld is
a vital necessity. This book is not to be missed."
—Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-minute Manager and The Secret
"If ever there was a time when creativity was necessary for the
survival andgrowth of any organization, it is now. This book, more
than any other I know, providesimportant insights on how leaders
can evoke and sustain those creative juices."
—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California; Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Rresearch 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 resources
what Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for the environment."
—Wally Olins, Founder, Wolff-olins
"Books about creativity are not always creative. Ken Robinson's
is a welcome exception"
—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, c.s. and d.j. Davidson Professor 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 the
kinds of intelligence that we have traditionally honored in schools
and the kinds ofcreativity that we need today in our organizations
and our society."
—Howard Gardner, a. hobbs professor in cognition and education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Best-selling Author, Frames of Mind
About the Author xi
1 Out of Our Minds 1
2 Facing the Revolution 19
3 The Trouble with Education 49
4 The Academic Illusion 81
5 Knowing Your Mind 109
6 Being Creative 139
7 Feeling Better 167
8 You Are Not Alone 197
9 Being a Creative Leader 219
10 Learning to be Creative 245
Sir Ken is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Warwick in the UK and has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the United States, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world's leading cultural organizations. His renowned talks at the annual TED conference (2006 and 2010) continued to be viewed online by many millions of people around the world. In 2003, he received a knighthood from H.M. Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. In 2005 he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN's Principal Voices. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his international work in education, creativity and cultural development.
He is author of New York Times bestseller The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, which has been translated into 20 languages.