Out of Our Minds - The Power of Being Creative,Third Edition
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SIR KEN ROBINSON, PHD, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies. Listed by Fast Company as one of the world's elite thinkers on creativity and innovation and ranked among the Thinkers50 of the world's top business thought leaders, he has worked with governments in the United States, Europe and Asia, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and state education systems and some of the world's leading cultural organizations.

For 12 years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now Professor Emeritus. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his international work in education, creativity and cultural development. In 2003, he received a knighthood from H.M. Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

Sir Ken's famous 2006 talk at the prestigious TED Conference is the most watched in TED history and has been seen by millions of people in more than 160 countries. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything and Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life. Born in the UK, he lives in Los Angeles California.


Acknowledgments xi

About the Author xiii

Preface to the Third Edition xv

1 Out of Our Minds 1

2 Facing the Revolution 15

3 The Trouble with Education 41

4 The Academic Illusion 65

5 Knowing Your Mind 91

6 Being Creative 119

7 Feeling Better 143

8 You Are Not Alone 169

9 Being a Creative Leader 187

10 Learning to be Creative 209

Afterword 239

Endnotes 241

References 259

Index 267


“written in an interesting and conversational manner, which adds to the appeal of the subject.” - Nursing Times, May 2018

“remains an inspiring read” - In Tuition, January 2018

“Out of Our Minds is thoughtful, well-written, and provides a solutions to a common problem.” - Association of MBAs, Decemeber 2017

“a rallying cry for anyone serious about finding solutions to the fast-paced complexity of the modern world.” - Ideas for Leaders, Novemeber 2017