Saturday, January 03, 2015

Book 1 2015

The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone and Benjamin Zander

This book was recommended to me by a friend who is a executive consultant. I am not sure exactly what she does, but it has something to do with helping executives guide their companies and employees into a productive future, however they see that future being. I took on a new challenge this school year--helping to coordinate a new engineering academy within a large high school. I will have these students for the next four years, to help guide them into college and life. So, in my own way, I have become an executive. My friend is helping me on that journey.

This book looks at life as possibilities. Everything is invented, why not invent a new outlook on life? There are 12 practices that the authors go through, with stories from their lives to back them up, to make life about the possibilities instead of about the barriers.

Rosamund Stone Zander is a family therapist and Benjamin Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. Together they narrate the reader to seeing the possibilities in life. You get to travel the world with youth orchestras, see inside the Boston Philharmonic, meet interesting characters, all while being inspired to change how you see yourself positioned in the world.

I will definitely have my students read excerpts from this book.

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