Think Like an Artist

. . . and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life

Author: Will Gompertz

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241970814

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Think Like an Artist by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz - wisdom and smart thinking from Da Vinci to Ai Weiwei Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with brilliant, fresh ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile? Will Gompertz, the BBC's Arts Editor and a former director at the Tate, has spent years getting up close and personal with some of the world's greatest creative thinkers. And he's discovered a handful of traits that are common to all successful people, from novelists and film directors to scientists and philosophers. These basic practices allow their talent to flourish. And they can be adopted by all of us - no matter what we do in life - to unleash our own latent creativity and help us achieve extraordinary things. It's time to Think Like An Artist. 'Will Gompertz is the best teacher you never had' Guardian As the BBC's Arts Editor, Will Gompertz has interviewed and observed many of the world's leading artists, directors, novelists, musicians, actors and designers. Creativity Magazine in New York ranked him as one of the 50 most original thinkers in the world. He is the author of the international bestselling art history book What Are You Looking At? which has been published in over 15 languages.
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Missional Conversations

A Dialogue between Theory and Praxis in World Mission

Author: Cathy Ross,Colin Smith

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334057094

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Missional Conversations introduces the reader to key themes in contemporary mission through global conversations between theory and praxis. Exploring emergent themes in missiology, the book takes the form of a conversation between reflective practitioners – both those in academia and with those who are practically engaged. With contributions from: Dave Bookless, Amy Ross, Daniel G. Groody CSC, Amy Roche, Mark Poulson, Richard Sudworth, David Barclay, Ash Barker, Stephan de Beer, Elisa Padilla, Berdine van den Toren-Lekkerkerker, Andrea Campanale, Michael Moynagh, Kyama Mugambi, Harvey Kwiyani, Dennis Tongoi, Paul Bickley, Jonny Baker, Ric Stott, Ian Adams
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Manage Your Mind

Author: Gillian Butler,Nick Grey,Tony Hope

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198747276

Category: Mental health

Page: 592

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Manage Your Mind is a book for building resilience, overcoming emotional difficulties and enabling self-development. It is for any of us who wish to understand ourselves better, to be more effective in day-to-day life, or to overcome current problems; or who want to support others in these tasks. The authors have, between them, almost 100 years of experience of helping people through difficult times. This experience, together with the results from scientific research, leads to Manage Your Mind distilling effective techniques and ideas so that readers can select those that suit their preferences and needs. The book explains and illustrates how to respond skilfully to life's challenges.
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The Book of Doing and Being

Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love, and Work

Author: Barnet Bain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476785465

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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"How to unlock your most creative self"--
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Expo 67

Not Just a Souvenir

Author: Rhona Richman Kenneally,Johanne Sloan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144266021X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Expo 67, the world's fair held in Montreal during the summer of 1967, brought architecture, art, design, and technology together into a glittering modern package. Heralding the ideal city of the future to its visitors, the Expo site was perceived by critics as a laboratory for urban and architectural design as well as for cultural exchange, intended to enhance global understanding and international cooperation. This collection of essays brings new critical perspectives to Expo 67, an event that left behind a significant material and imaginative legacy. The contributors to this volume reflect a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and address Expo 67 across a broad spectrum ranging from architecture and film to more ephemeral markers such as postcards, menus, pavilion displays, or the uniforms of the hostesses employed on the site. Collectively, the essays explore issues of nationalism, the interplay of tradition and modernity, twentieth-century discourse about urban experience, and the enduring impact of Expo 67's technological experimentation. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir is a compelling examination of a world's fair that had a profound impact locally, nationally, and internationally.
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Leading on the Creative Edge

Gaining Competitive Advantage Through the Power of Creative Problem Solving

Author: Roger L. Firestien

Publisher: Pinon Press

ISBN: 9780891099758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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Leading on the Creative Edge provides you with the vital information you need to take your leadership to a new level. It shows you how to nuture your own creativity while igniting the creativity in others.
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Abnormal psychology

Author: James Hansell,Lisa Damour

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471389828

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Abnormal Psychology by James Hansell and Lisa Damour bridges the gap between the evolving field of abnormal psychology and the current textbook market. This text is a new, innovative approach to the teaching of abnormal psychology. While covering the latest DSM-IV-TR system and categories, core concepts in abnormal psychology form the backbone of the text. Abnormal Psychology provides an alternative for professors searching for a manageable textbook for their students. Hansell and Damour wrote Abnormal Psychology to help students not get lost in the details of this complex and ever changing field. To achieve this feat, the authors focus on six core concepts that make this field intriguing and appealing to students: The importance of context in defining and understanding abnormality The continuum between normal and abnormal behavior Cultural and historical relativism in defining and classifying abnormality The advantages a nd limitations of diagnoses The principle of multiple causality The connection between mind and body in abnormal behaviorAbnormal Psychology is designed to be accessible to the student and easy to use for the instructor. Hansell and Damour have streamlined the traditional table of contents of an abnormal psychology text to a fourteen chapter, affordable text without eliminating important material. For example, research methods are discussed throughout the text, social and legal issues are addressed in the chapters where they are most relevant, and treatment methods are covered in every chapter, not in a separate chapter on psychotherapy.
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Art Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Issues for June 1953, June 1955, Oct. 1956- are directory issues of the association's membership.
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The Art of Connection

7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now

Author: Michael J. Gelb

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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These days, it’s often easier to avoid face-to-face contact in favor of technological shortcuts. But as Michael Gelb argues in this compelling, entertaining book, the meaningful relationships that come from real interaction are the key to creating innovative ideas and solving our most intractable problems. In The Art of Connection, Gelb offers readers seven methods of developing this essential rapport in their professional and personal lives. Each chapter covers specific techniques and illustrates them with memorable stories, relevant scientific research, and hands-on exercises that allow readers to apply their new skills. Most important, Gelb reminds us that developing rapport with others is not just a business tool to enhance productivity but a valuable end in itself. He guides us to cultivate the skills we all need to deepen our relationships, broaden our humanity, and transform our lives.
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Clarity

Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results

Author: Jamie Smart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 085708447X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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LEARN TO CLEAR YOUR MIND AND THINK LIKE A WINNER We all have so much going on. A million different projects, to-do lists longer than your arm. We all worry about things – money, deadlines. With all this buzzing around in our heads it’s often a nightmare trying to concentrate on one thing. What if someone could show you how to empty your mind of all the noise? If you could be shown how to de-clutter your mind and concentrate on one important thing? Well Jamie Smart, state-of-mind specialist, can do just that – with Clarity he will show you how to get real clarity of thought. You’ll learn how to clear your mind and become less stressed and more productive – and as a result, more confident in your abilities. Clarity will help you to: • Greatly improve your concentration and ability to think clearly • Reduce stress levels and increase productivity • Grow your confidence and self-belief • Find innovative solutions to problems and make progress on goals and dreams • Trust your intuition and improve your decision-making • Build stronger relationships through better communication Praise for Clarity: “Thought-provoking, entertaining, and potentially life changing – highly recommended!” Michael Neill, Radio Show Host and Author of The Inside-Out Revolution: The only thing you need to know to change your life forever “A powerful, positive book that can help you to achieve more than you ever thought possible, in every area.” Brian Tracy, Author of Goals and Eat That Frog “I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to deal with life stressors and find true wisdom and well-being." Mark Howard, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, ThreePrinciplesInstitute.org “Take your time reading this profound book. Jamie Smart is about to blow apart every circumstantial excuse you ever came up with. He’s about to put the steering wheel back in your hands.” Garret Kramer, Founder of Inner Sports and Author of Stillpower “The insights you’ll get whilst reading Clarity will resonant in how you manage day to day but, more importantly, provide a framework for refreshing your priorities, goals and drive.” Peter Lake, Group Business Development Director, JS Group “The world of leadership, sales and customer engagement has changed radically over the past ten years. People are more savvy, better informed and sick of the same old story. Jamie Smart cuts through the noise of the marketplace and shows you what really works. Profound, practical and instantly applicable; Clarity is essential reading if you want to make your mark in the 21st century.” Paul Charmatz, Former Managing Director, Camelot “Jamie, you really hit the bullseye with this brilliant book; it’s a must-read for everyone who wants clarity of mind.” Joe Stumpf, Founder of By Referral Only and Author of Willing Warrior “Jamie Smart takes an outdated paradigm of success and turns it on its head. Pull up a chair, get a copy of Clarity and discover how you can experience an exponential increase in clarity and quality of life.” Rich Litvin, co-author of The Prosperous Coach and Founder of The Confident Woman’s Salon “Jamie Smart is brilliant! In his book Clarity, he has unlocked an insight into the real-life matrix. Be ready to have your world turned inside-out because, as Jamie so effortlessly demonstrates, this is how it works.” Richard Enion, Dragon’s Den Winner, BassToneSlap.com and R
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