The Art of Possibility

The Art of Possibility

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by Rosamund Stone Zander
     
 

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The Art of Possibility offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises. This inspirational book is a synthesis of Rosamund Stone Zander's knowledge of cutting-edge psychology and Benjamin Zander's experiences as the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Infused with the energy of their dynamic partnership, the book

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The Art of Possibility offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises. This inspirational book is a synthesis of Rosamund Stone Zander's knowledge of cutting-edge psychology and Benjamin Zander's experiences as the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Infused with the energy of their dynamic partnership, the book joins together Ben's extraordinary talent as a mover and shaker, teacher, and communicator with Rosamund's genius for creating innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment. In lively counterpoint, the authors provide us with a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of our lives.

The Zanders' deceptively simple practices are based on two premises: that life is composed as a story ("it's all invented") and that, with new definitions, much more is possible than people ordinarily think. The book shifts our perspective with uplifting stories, parables, and anecdotes. From "Giving an A" to the mysterious "Rule Number 6" to "Leading from Any Chair"—the account of Ben's stunning realization that the conductor/leader's power is directly linked to how much greatness he is willing to grant to others—each practice offers an opportunity for personal and organizational transformation.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875847702
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
284,594
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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Margaret J. Weatley
I truly want everyone to read this book-it opens us to the treasures of our great human capacity for creativity.
Warren Bennis
The Zanders' book of practices has made my life one of the infinite possibility. Each day, since reading it, has been perfect. The implications for corporate and political life are extraordinary.
Klaus Schwab
The passionate energy permeating The Art of Possibility is a true force for every reader for self-development and life fulfillment.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
This is a wise, uplifting and important work, a seamless blend of insight and inspiration, personal revelations, and stories drawn from the worlds of art, psychology, business and politices.

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