Item description for Stimulated!: Habits to Spark Your Creative Genius at Work by Andrew Pek...
*Winner of the Print Industries of America's Benny Award for jacket design*
With the pace of competition, innovation, and change in today's world, creativity isn't a luxury--it's a survival skill. But even the most creative people can end up stuck, stressed out, and stale, worn down by the daily grind.
Stimulated! is an energetic exploration of five habits that can help you release your creativity and expand your innovative thinking. The method is playful, fun, enriching, and mind-expanding, but most important, it's a step-by-step process for getting unstuck.
With Stimulated!, you learn
how to draw inspiration and fresh insights from the world around you;
how to make the most of your surroundings and develop an environment that will get the creative juices flowing;
how to turn work into play;
how to take the leap of faith and commit to big, bold ideas; and
how to reap the benefits of your success and failures to contribute to the next creative effort.
Praise for Stimulated!:
'Stuck in a rut? Stimulated! will awaken possibilities you never thought existed. Read this book and jump start your life!' --Ken Blanchard, author of One Minute Manager and Know Can Do!
'As an innovation how-to, Stimulated! is a fascinating book that is full of ways to help you unlock your creative potential.' --Neal Goldberg, President, The Children's Place
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
ISBN 1929774508 ISBN13 9781929774500
Availability 0 units.
More About Andrew Pek
Andrew Pek currently resides in New York, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Stimulated!: Habits to Spark Your Creative Genius at Work?
If Holden Caufield Were In My Classroom Sep 6, 2008
As a teacher of middle school children, I've been waiting for a book like this. Yet it's the only one out there! Beyond wise, it's visionary and it inspires hope for educators of children. Here is the workable and beautiful alternative to unworkable educational policies. Here is the methodology for a pedagogy that offers children pathways to their potential. Here is the humanitarian way to finally, finally celebrate school. Every educator really ought to read and implement this book. Mr. Schein is a genius with heart. I wish I'd had him as my teacher during those confusing and alienating years. He's what I most needed. He's what all children need. So read this book. And find a way to make it work in your school. It makes the days positive, and it makes the kids happier.
If Holden Caulfield were in my classroom: Inspiring Love, Creativity, and Intelligence in Middle School Kids Sep 3, 2008
I don't have kids in middle school. I'm not a teacher. But this book speaks volumes to me. The writing is so vivid and raw, I can smell the fear that is so much a part of growing up. I recognize every kid I hated and admired in school. If Bernie Schein had been my teacher, I might have learned to love them anyway.
If Holden Caufield Were in My Class Aug 31, 2008
Anyone who has ever taught or had a loved one in middle school knows the job of teaching them takes special talents. Too often we lose children intellectually and emotionally during this period. If Holden Caulfield Were in My Class is a beautiful treatise on the art of teaching and learning with depth and understanding. The grasping of how government works, writing with clear and concise ideas, and working within a school community are skills which Mr. Schein brilliantly teaches his students. But this book is in a greater sense about love and compassion. The author shows this love by listening, allowing freedom of ideas, and searching for the best in each student. In his book he allows the reader to share the respect and awe and often hilarious humor that has come from teaching adolescents. Everyone who wants to improve American education should read this book.
If Holden Caulfield Was in My Classroom Aug 18, 2008
If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom: Inspiring Love, Creativity, and Intelligence in Middle School Kids
Thank you Bernie Schein for you refreshing contrast to No Child Left Behind.
Pat Conroy says you are funny. I say you are an inspiration.... and funny.
Through sharing a series of heart felt, sensitive and often funny stories, Bernie demonstrates how personal attention, honesty and love in the classroom can unleash children from the shackles of rote learning and standardized testing so they are finally free to learn, to be creative and prepared to embrace the challenges and opportunities of citizenship.
Once Schein understood how education really can work, he abandoned the contraints of education administration and returned to the classroom where, for over forty years, he shared his gift of teaching and learning with hundreds of young ones as they made their way into adulthood and productive lives.
BERNIE FOR SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. Not really, just go back to the classrom and do your thing. Teaching is an individualized process not something that can be dictated from above.
Stimulated and titillated Jul 17, 2008
Pek and McGlade's book is as promised: an idea-packed, fun, and yes, stimulating book. This book tickles the recesses of your brain to help you mine your creativity, ingenuity and have fun doing so. Recommended for knocking the cobwebs from your mental gearbox.