Imagination First: Unlocking the Power of Possibility

Imagination First: Unlocking the Power of Possibility


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Imagination First: Unlocking the Power of Possibility by Eric Liu, Scott Noppe-Brandon, Lincoln Center Institute

When imagination becomes habit, it can transform your work and your life

The best corporations know that innovative thinking is the only competitive advantage that cannot be outsourced. The best schools are those that create cultures of imagination. Now in paperback, Imagination First introduces a wide-variety of individuals who make a habit of imaginative thinking and creative action, offering a set of universal practices that anyone can use to transform their life at work, home, and play. These 28.5 practices will enable anyone to become more imaginative and to teach others to do so as well?from corporate executive to educator to platoon sergeant. Bonus content includes

  • Winning "practices" submitted by the public
  • Guidelines for educators who want to cultivate creativity in their classrooms
  • Expanded resource section

The book is filled with illustrative stories of creative leaders, teachers, artists, and scientists that clearly illustrate the original practices and new material that shows how to bring imagination to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118013687
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Edition description: Enhanced
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 678,131
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Eric Liu is the founder of the Guiding Lights Network, dedicated to mindful and imaginative mentorship. His previous books include Guiding Lights: How to Mentor and Find Life's Purpose, the official book of National Mentoring Month; The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, a New York Times Notable Book; and the national bestseller The True Patriot, which he co-authored with Nick Hanauer. A former White House speechwriter and senior advisor to President Bill Clinton, Eric is now an educator and civic entrepreneur in Seattle.

Scott Noppe-Brandon is executive director of Lincoln Center Institute (LCI), the leading organization in developing skills of imagination through guided encounters with the arts. A noted speaker and author, Scott has helped start numerous public schools and is an ardent campaigner for arts and imagination in education.

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