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The Rise Audiobook
The Rise
Written by: 
Sarah Lewis
Narrated by: 
Sarah Lewis
The Rise Audiobook

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

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Publisher's Summary

It is one of the enduring enigmas of the human experience: many of our most iconic, creative endeavors - from Nobel Prize-winning discoveries to entrepreneurial inventions and works in the arts - are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts.

The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise - a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit - makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery.

This exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of creative human endeavor. The Rise begins with narratives about figures past and present who range from writers to entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F. B. Morse, and J. K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize-winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, Arctic explorer Ben Saunders, and psychology professor Angela Duckworth.

The Rise explores the inestimable value of often ignored ideas - the power of surrender for fortitude, the criticality of play for innovation, the propulsion of the near win on the road to mastery, and the importance of grit and creative practice. From an uncommonly insightful writer, The Rise is a true masterwork.

©2014 Sarah Lewis (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

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    brad jackson fishkill, new york United States 08-17-14
    brad jackson fishkill, new york United States 08-17-14
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    "outstanding"
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    beautiful content, beautifully rendered.... I am very happy to have heard this material


    What about Sarah Lewis’s performance did you like?

    her inflection is perfect... her voice passionate but subdued... an intelligent book


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Rise?

    stay focused and grind it out


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    one of my all time favs.... a life changer

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    james kenly 06-13-16
    james kenly 06-13-16
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    "Inspiring and artful"

    To be honest, I started this book with low expectations. It isn't by a familiar business-book author, I had no peer recommendations, and the subject matter, while right up my alley, is just artsy enough that there was a reasonable likelihood of it being a tangent into la la land. Instead. This is an artful, researched and compelling study of creative excellence, touching on and teasing out many niches of sociological and psychological academia (including emerging work on grit).

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book as well as the performance and I strongly recommend to anyone pursuing creative thinking in a more traditional business setting. Also, for those who need a nudge to celebrate failure as a stepping stone to success.

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    John Zajaros Lakewood, Ohio 01-01-15
    John Zajaros Lakewood, Ohio 01-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent, well worth the time!"

    I work with exceptional children every day. One of the greatest challenges I face in taking them to that elusive "next level" is convincing them that failure is an integral ingredient in any recipe for success.

    I particularly enjoyed Lewis's perception as it relates to grit! Grit, or whatever name you give it, is crucial for long term success.

    Great book! And again, well worth the time!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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