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The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life | [Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander]

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

Presenting 12 breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.
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Presenting 12 breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.

The authors' harmoniously interwoven perspectives provide a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Through uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, the Zanders invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.

©2000 Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

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    Terri Chicago, IL, United States 03-18-13
    Terri Chicago, IL, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Transformative!"
    What did you love best about The Art of Possibility?

    This book opened my thoughts, feelings, and made me feel like I could reinvent my life for the better. Mostly, the book stirred my joy and excitement!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of Possibility?

    There are so many memorable moments in this book. There is so much to learn and take in, I am still processing what I have learned and trying to apply it to my life. But, I think the most memorable practices in their teachings are "It's all invented" and "Giving an A" because these were the first and easiest for me to put into practice, and have made a positive impact.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I wanted to savor it over a few days. And I am reading it again.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is beautifully produced and read by the authors. Each practice is underscored by classical music, great storytelling, and believable, authentic narrations by both authors.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew San Diego, CA, United States 11-07-11
    Matthew San Diego, CA, United States 11-07-11 Member Since 2010
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    Truly an inspiring book! The author's insights into motivating and productively interacting with other people helped me think about social situations in an entirely new light. The authors do a very good job narrating their own work, and the bits of classical music add a wonderful touch.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Fort Worth, TX, United States 06-19-13
    Lisa Fort Worth, TX, United States 06-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Stand Out Magnificent!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Art of Possibility to be better than the print version?

    Yes. Both authors bring their own story and personalities to life as well as the music in this audiobook, tells so much of the story and makes it real. I couldn't imagine how it could be so engaging in print. If you have it in print, catch the wow factor with the audio!


    What does Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Their personalities, their inflections and tonality brings the examples to present time and real life. They became my companions and advisors through out the book.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Art of Possibility?

    The Practices are brilliant. I did take some notes on my iPhone as I listened. I couldn't help but want to capture the action steps they give to engage in "the practice".


    Any additional comments?

    This one climbed it's way right to my top favorite! What a joy to listen to and the perspective and information has me feeling as though I have lifted or elevated my own thinking and actions! (with more to come as I further apply what I've learned ;)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cory annis CARRBORO, NC, US 02-11-13
    cory annis CARRBORO, NC, US 02-11-13
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    "Make it this one!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Art of Possibility to be better than the print version?

    If you only hear one audiobook this year, make it this one. And, yes, listen to it. Because Ben Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, many of their examples are based on musical metaphors, and to miss that is to lose out on some of the beauty and generosity of the book. Plus, Mr Zander and his wife are uncommonly good narrators probably because they have taught this material so often in public.


    What did you learn from The Art of Possibility that you would use in your daily life?

    When I am conscious of my role as the filter and framer of my own reality, it becomes simpler to alter what I see and experience. This is not airy-fairy, ceiling-surfing, It's a design for practical acceptance of life as it is. Instead of being tedious and colorless, however, this island of "what is" opens into the surrounding sea of unlimited possibility. This is where art and commerce are one, where passion and precision are one, and where you and I are one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Palos Heights, IL, United States 03-26-12
    Christopher Palos Heights, IL, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2011

    Hate reading, but love listening

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    "Long-winded explanations and examples"
    What disappointed you about The Art of Possibility?

    Another book restating habits or practices of our social environment.


    What could Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Shorten examples


    What about Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander ’s performance did you like?

    Ben could have shortened his part


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Art of Possibility?

    Examples by half


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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